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Author Hosanagar, Kartik, author.

Title A human's guide to machine intelligence : how algorithms are shaping our lives and how we can stay in control / Kartik Hosanagar.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library Non-Fiction    006.31 HOS    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-251) and index.
Summary Through the technology embedded in almost every major tech platform and every web-enabled device, algorithms and the artificial intelligence that underlies them make a staggering number of everyday decisions for us, from what products we buy, to where we decide to eat, to how we consume our news, to whom we date, and how we find a job. We've even delegated life-and-death decisions to algorithms--decisions once made by doctors, pilots, and judges. In his new book, Kartik Hosanagar surveys the brave new world of algorithmic decision-making and reveals the potentially dangerous biases they can give rise to as they increasingly run our lives. He makes the compelling case that we need to arm ourselves with a better, deeper, more nuanced understanding of the phenomenon of algorithmic thinking. And he gives us a route in, pointing out that algorithms often think a lot like their creators--that is, like you and me.
Subject Artificial intelligence -- Popular works.
Algorithms -- Popular works.
Expert systems (Computer science) -- Popular works.
Artificial intelligence -- Social aspects -- Popular works.
ISBN 9780525560883 (hardcover)
0525560882 (hardcover)

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