The Alignment Problem

Machine Intelligence and Human Values

Brian Christian
AUD $29.99

How do we prevent AI working against us?

Artificial intelligence is rapidly dominating every aspect of our modern lives influencing the news we consume, whether we get a mortgage, and even which friends wish us happy birthday. But as algorithms make ever more decisions on our behalf, how do we ensure they do what we want? And fairly?

This conundrum - dubbed 'The Control Problem' by experts - is the subject of this timely and important book. From the AI program which cheats at computer games to the sexist algorithm behind Google Translate, bestselling author Brian Christian explains how, as AI develops, we rapidly approach a collision between artificial intelligence and ethics. If we stand by, we face a future with unregulated algorithms that propagate our biases - and worse - violate our most sacred values. Urgent and fascinating, this is an accessible primer to the most important issue facing Al researchers today.

Author bio:

Brian Christian is the bestselling author of The Most Human Human and co-author, with Tim Griffiths, of Algorithms to Live By. He regularly contributes to The New Yorker, Guardian, Wall Street Journal and Paris Review. He has lectured at Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and has won several awards for his work.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9781786494313
Publisher: Atlantic
Imprint: Atlantic
Pub Date: November 2020
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Popular science