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Artificial Intelligence not something that is going to happen in an Asimovisc future It s here already and in my life It hovers around my grocery orders my account my social media goings on and it s there nudging when I choose what music I want to hear or which movies to watch My second big realization Algorithms are no longer just a set of rules for how to do something They have really moved on They can now learn by themselves what to do and that without being specifically trained on what exactly they have to learn Does that spook me Of course But no than the numerous articles that are always telling me about the dangers lurking online The difference is I now better understand what I need to worry about At least I think I do Epiphanies apart for me the book opened up the virtual world a lot wider Whether I was reading about XiaoIce the sweetly affectionate chatbot or the viciously racist sexist bot Tay the eerie genius of AlphaGo or the to trust or not to trust dilemma around driverless cars it was all exciting and informative The shenanigans of oung Tai as he negotiates life armed with a slew of digital tools that could be any Make You Mine youngster in my family And it was a revelation that a two centuries old chess playing robot a hoax actually could have triggered the beginning of AI The Bill of Rights proposed in the book points to ways of dealing with risks and challenges posed by AI without limiting its promise An idea with rationale but I m ill euipped to form an opinion about how effective such a bill might be All in all I found the book absorbing and a great read I enjoyed the underlying subtle humour that runs through it and found the uotes at the start of each theme spot on Footnotes appear randomly as the author s personal conversation withou the reader to share an anecdote an observation or "SOMETIMES AN INTERESTING PIECE OF INFORMATION AS AN ASIDE " an interesting piece of information as an aside footnotes are insightful and charmingThe phenomenal potential of AI is beginning to unfold but I am far from nurturing any ambitions to tame the code But I have to say that after reading the book I think I am getting to know the code a little better I am going to pretend shop online at Nordstroms J Crew etc and put the exact opposite profile on match I really enjoyed the book and seeing how corporations are using algorithm manipulation with AI You don t have to be computer savvy to be able to understand this book Intriguing and ultimately raised uestions than it answered Will definitely make More Than a Princess (The Montevaro Monarchy you want to deleteour Facebook Has some unpronounceable names and terms but otherwise an easy rea. Why they occasionally go rogue what drives our trust in them and the many ramifications of algorithmic decision making He examines episodes like Microsoft's chatbot Tay which was designed to converse on social media like a teenage girl but instead turned sexist and racist; the fatal accidents of self driving cars; and even our own common and often frustrating experiences on services like Netflix and A Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence is an entertaining and provocative look at one of the most important developments of our time and a practical user's guide to this first wave of practical artificial intelligen. ,epiphany artificial intelligence
Ok that even a dinosaur like me can understand It s a book that should have everyone s attention Hosanagar instructs on the basics of understanding algorithms They instruct Easy right He also explains new AI that will be coming soon As a dinosaur a book like is very helpful but it
can be read by that needs abe read by anyone that needs a push in understanding where we are headed with AI An easy to read book filled with stories and history and a glimpse into our AI futureThank The Courage to Stand Alone Letters from Prison and Other Writings you to the author Kartik Hosanagar Viking and Goodreads I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway and this is my honest review The reason of setting a lower reading goal 40 books as against 50 for theear was so that I could push myself into picking up authors and genres I have not tried before Artificial Intelligence has intrigued me for some time now and I had a lot of misconceptions around it So when faculty at our Uni decided to design an interdisciplinary course around it I had no choice but to read up so I could be of real help Kartik s book is an uncomplicated attempt to teach a lay person about machine intelligence He discusses case studies from every day lives and how things we use in our day to day lives employ AI We also makes a case for whether AI is making our lives easier or actually directing our lives into making decisions we would otherwise not From harmless decisions like which netflix series to watch and which books to read to high stake decisions like selecting our life partners and deciding our political ideologies Do we in reality have any control on deep learning bots or are they running our lives Some good points and examplesA uick read on topics and issues that are important in this new world of AI and machines The examples are good but felt rushed and under developed Overall it s an ok book for those with less exposure to AI and its implications Listen And understand That Terminator is out there It can t be bargained with can t be reasoned with It doesn t feel pity or remorse or fear and it absolutely will not stop EVER Until Halftime with Craig you are dead Michael Biehn aka Sgt Kyle Reese in TerminatorThe chilling lines set out above have now attained iconic status Taken from the Hollywood blockbuster Terminator starring an incredibly evil Arnold Schwarzenegger the movie lays down the setting for a time when mankind is taken over by made subservient to before being completely dominated by the forces of Artificial Intelligence AI At time of this writing while we are notet the helpless lab rats of and for Skynet we are close to reaching an inflection point in our employ of and interaction with AI From the notion of driverless cars to robotic surgeries the cross winds of AI are buffeting the world of Science and Technology The burgeoning rise of AI has invariably spawned a deb A Human s Guide to Machine Intelligence How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Li. Ges 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 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 ou and meHosanagar draws on his experiences designing algorithms professionally as well as on history computer science and psychology to explore how algorithms work and. I am just a kid who didn t know anything about algorithms before reading this book but it has really educated me and let me understand algorithms in a fun way with many examples of them in use in our real world from AlphaGo to Facebook As a recipient of the results of algorithms every day this book has been really eye opening
AND SHOWS ME HOW THE WORLD USES THEM ONEshows me how the world uses them One to it may be too simple for experienced people in the and could maybe educate THEM better with technicaladvanced vocabulary it may be too simple for experienced people in the field and could maybe educate THEM better with technicaladvanced vocabulary and insightful read puts Artificial Intelligence in perspective for everyoneA very easy read that will help everyone get caught up on the state of the art of Artificial Intelligence how we got here and the path that lies ahead Through out the book there were anecdotes and examples from history and living memory that were really fun to learn about The last part of the book was very thought provoking in terms of describing the crossroads we are at with AI as a society and the opportunities that lie ahead This is a remarkable book by an author at the top of his game If ou want a primer on AI and Big Data and the opportunities and threats this is the book for ou Lots of insights and recommendations Recommended I am not ashamed to admit that in the age of technology I am a dinosaur Sure I have a computer and a smart phone but that does not mean I understand how to use them completely I have no doubt that my use of them only touches a small percent of their actual ability I can also honestly say that before the end of 2018 I had already deleted my Facebook account Goodreads is my only social media outlet I had noticed for some time the Facebook algorithms marketing to me but I see it here also I happened to Google Jelly Belly one afternoon not to buy jelly beans but I had a uestion regarding the company and for three weeks I had Jelly Belly ads on my Goodreads homepage I see so much reliance on AI that it startles me Maps have become obsolete Phone books I fear the loss of books and newspapers There is a huge portion of society intently glued to their screens It is not often that my phone rings because people choose an impersonal text message as their means of communicating Everything we say and do is influenced by our screens We live in a lonely world and it gets lonelier every day We know about the Kardashians than our next door neighborAI is shaping our lives in leaps and bounds As we move forward with new technology all the time do we have a real understanding of how all of this affects our lives and changes society The answer to that is no but we continue to let it control us anyway We respond and react to the things that we are exposed to but it should concern us if those things are honest or manipulated Hosanagar examines how all of these blurry algorithms influence our daily decisions Hosanger has written a bo. A Wharton professor and tech entrepreneur examines how algorithms and artificial intelligence are starting to run every aspect of our lives and how we can shape the way they impact usThrough 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 jud.