Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to request physical items has been temporarily disabled. Click here to find out how to create lists of items to request later. You can still request OverDrive items from this site, and all digital resources remain available through the eLibrary site. If you need a library card, register here.

A human algorithm : how artificial intelligence is redefining who we are

by Coleman, Flynn,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 4 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - New Books Q334.7.C646 2019
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - New Books
Call Number  Q334.7.C646 2019
Northern Tier Regional Library New Book 303.48 COLEM
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  New Book
Call Number  303.48 COLEM
Unavailable (2)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Lawrenceville New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
Collection  New Books
Mt. Lebanon Public Library New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  New Books
Spirited, expansive, and universal, this is your personal guidebook to reimagining life in the Intelligent Machine Age and thriving in our brave new world The Intelligent Machine Age is upon us, and we are at a reflection point. We are already surrounded by fast-moving technologies, including forms of artificial intelligence. The proliferation of this extraordinary science will cause us to confront profound questions about ourselves: What does it mean to be human? What is the value of life itself? How can we find purpose and meaning in this next epoch of human existence? This is a unique moment, as we stand at the precipice of creating machines that are exponentially smarter than humans. The era of human intellectual superiority is ending, and, as a species, we need to plan for this monumental shift. The Values Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining What It Means to Be Human examines the immense impact intelligent technology will have on human rights and humanity in the face of sweeping change. It details how intelligent machines, like nothing before in history, will challenge some of our most deeply held beliefs and illustrates why it is critical that we instill values, ethics, and morals into our robots, algorithms, and other forms of AI. Equally important, Coleman emphasizes the need to develop and implement laws, policies, and oversight mechanisms to protect us from tech's insidious threats.To realize AI's transcendent promise, Coleman advocates for inviting a diverse group of voices to develop intelligent machines that place safeguarding human rights among the founding principles of emerging technologies. Ultimately, The Values Algorithm is about much more than technology. It is about how our relationships with technology will lead us to redefine human rights and the very meaning of intelligence and consciousness.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Human rights attorney Coleman offers a relentlessly, if unconvincingly, optimistic view of the future that might be ushered in by artificial intelligence, even while arguing that time is running out if humans are to take the steps necessary to control that future. Hers is a clarion call to implement AI correctly, by creating technology that promotes the best humanity has to offer. Coleman argues that diverse voices are needed to accomplish this and ensure that the next generation of smart machines doesn't incorporate human biases, and that it "is incumbent upon us to attempt to design and implement an ethical framework" into AI. Unfortunately, she points out, most AI leaders "have received virtually no training in the ethical ramifications of creating intelligent machines." Nonetheless, even as she explains that AI will soon replace approximately 45% of all American jobs, including those of white-collar professionals such as surgeons and writers, and predicts that AI will soon surpass humans as the planet's most intelligent entities, Coleman remains resolute in her belief that sentient machines can be fairer, more moral, and more empathetic than their creators. This treatise is unlikely to satisfy many that humanity's future is in good hands, though she presents enough facts and color to compensate. (Oct.)"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Artificial intelligence -- Philosophy -- Popular works.
Artificial intelligence -- Social aspects -- Popular works.
Publisher Berkeley, California :2019
Edition First hardcover edition.
Language English
Description xxxii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-302).
ISBN 9781640092365
Other Classic View