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Author Russell, Stuart J. (Stuart Jonathan), author
Title Human compatible : artificial intelligence and the problem of control / Stuart Russell
Imprint [New York, New York?] : Viking, [2019]
©2019
book jacket
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 RCHSS Library  Q334.7 R87 2019    AVAILABLE    30560400667827
 Ethnology Library  Q334.7 .R87 2019    AVAILABLE    30520020882644
Descript xii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
If we succeed -- Intelligence in humans and machines -- How might AI progress in the future? -- Misuses of AI -- Overly intelligent AI -- The not-so-great AI debate -- AI : a different approach -- Provably beneficial AI -- Complications : us -- Problem solved? -- Searching for solutions -- Knowledge and logic -- Uncertainty and probability -- Learning from experience
"In the popular imagination, superhuman artificial intelligence is an approaching tidal wave that threatens not just jobs and human relationships, but civilization itself. Conflict between humans and machines is seen as inevitable and its outcome all too predictable. In this groundbreaking book, distinguished AI researcher Stuart Russell argues that this scenario can be avoided, but only if we rethink AI from the ground up. Russell begins by exploring the idea of intelligence in humans and in machines. He describes the near-term benefits we can expect, from intelligent personal assistants to vastly accelerated scientific research, and outlines the AI breakthroughs that still have to happen before we reach superhuman AI. He also spells out the ways humans are already finding to misuse AI, from lethal autonomous weapons to viral sabotage. If the predicted breakthroughs occur and superhuman AI emerges, we will have created entities far more powerful than ourselves. How can we ensure they never, ever, have power over us? Russell suggests that we can rebuild AI on a new foundation, according to which machines are designed to be inherently uncertain about the human preferences they are required to satisfy. Such machines would be humble, altruistic, and committed to pursue our objectives, not theirs. This new foundation would allow us to create machines that are provably deferential and provably beneficial. In a 2014 editorial co-authored with Stephen Hawking, Russell wrote, "Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last." Solving the problem of control over AI is not just possible; it is the key that unlocks a future of unlimited promise"-- Provided by publisher
In the popular imagination, conflict between humans and machines is seen as inevitable and its outcome all too predictable. Russell argues that this scenario can be avoided, but only if we rethink AI from the ground up. He explores the idea of intelligence in humans and in machines, describes the near-term benefits we can expect from intelligent personal assistants and accelerated scientific research, and outlines the AI breakthroughs that still have to happen before we reach superhuman AI. Russell also spells out the ways humans are already misusing AI, from lethal autonomous weapons to viral sabotage. -- adapted from jacket
Link Online version: 9780525558620
Subject Automation -- Safety measures
Artificial intelligence -- Social aspects
Artificial intelligence -- Accidents -- Risk assessment
Artificial intelligence -- Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00817279
Automation -- Safety measures. fast (OCoLC)fst00822806
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