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But It Has Really it has really me let me understand algorithms in a fun way with many xamples of them in use in our real world from AlphaGo to Facebook As a recipient of the results of algorithms very day this book has been really ye opening and shows me how the world uses them One thing to add it may be too simple for This Forsaken Earth experienced people in the field and could maybeducate THEM better with technicaladvanced vocabulary 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 The Summer Palace: A Captive Prince Short Story (Captive Prince Short Stories Book 2) 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 loneliervery 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 The Garden of Happy Endings exposed to but it should concern us if those things are honest or manipulated Hosanagarxamines how all of these blurry algorithms influence our daily decisions Hosanger has written a book that Campfire even a dinosaur like me can understand It s a book that should haveveryone s attention Hosanagar instructs on the basics of understanding algorithms They instruct Easy right He also My Little Blue Dress explains new AI that will be coming soon As a dinosaur a book like this is very helpful but it can be read by anyone that needs a little push in understanding where we are headed with AI Anasy to read book filled with stories and history and a glimpse into our AI futureThank you to the author Kartik Hosanagar Viking and Goodreads I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway and this is my honest review 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 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 Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars 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 not yet the helpless lab rats of and for Skynet we are close to reaching an inflection point in ourmploy 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 debate that has an unambiguous vertical divide On side of the deliberation stand Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life eternal optimists of the likes of Ray Kurzweil who are ready to burn their very barns betting on the potential of AI Kurzweil in fact is so fervent a believer in the tenets of AI that he vehemently believes in a concept termed Singularity In a bestseller having the same title as the concept Kurzweil proposes that by the year 2045 Singularity will help us multiply ourffective intelligence a billion fold by merging with the intelligence we have created Opposing Kurzweil and his band of Crazy Love egregious brothers are the likes of James Barrat In his own bestseller Our Final Invention Barrat advocatesxtreme caution when it comes to the Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society employ of AI Barrat takes pains to adumbrate the fact that ASI instead of being thembodiment of an agglomeration of sentient notions will be a scheming sinister surgical monster of intelligence having both the potential and inclination to wipe humanity off the face of Planet Earth The force of self perpetuation inbuilt in a machine with ASI will be in a position to repurpose the world s molecules using nanotechnology thereby leading to cophagy ating the nvironment So is AI the proverbial bane or the uintessential boom In his measured work A Human s Guide to Machine Intelligen.
Ges In his 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 you and meHosanagar draws on his xperiences designing algorithms professionally as well as on history computer science and psychology to xplore how algorithms work and.Ges In His
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Our Lives and How We Can Stay in Control Kartik Hosanagar the John C HowerLives and How We Can Stay in Control Kartik Hosanagar the John C Hower of Technology and Digital Business and a Professor Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania attempts to answer this very uestion From an ntangled mesh of conflicts confusions and conundrums Mr Hosanagar tries to ascertain whether AI posits an xistential crisis or if the concerns regarding machine learning represent an outlandish xaggeration This Mr Hosanagar proposes to do by broadly answering the following uestions What causes algorithms to behave in unpredictable biased and potentially harmful ways If algorithms can be irrational and unpredictable how do we decide when to use them And How do we as individuals who use algorithms in our personal or professional lives and as a society shape the narrative of how algorithms impact usBeginning with the astonishing New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood example of two contradictory and divergent outcomes originating from two identicalndeavours by the same Company Mr Hosanagar sets the platform for an informed discussion In 2014 Microsoft launched XioIce a chatbot in China The result was a phenomenal success with users raving Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey endlessly over their fabulous interactions with XioIce Bolstered by this result Microsoft launched Tay an artificial intelligence chatter bot via Twitter on March 23 2016 it caused subseuent controversy when the bot began to post inflammatory and offensive tweets through its Twitter account forcing Microsoft to shut down the service only 16 hours after its launch As Mr Hosanagarlucidates As machines become intelligent and dynamic they also become unpredictable As Mr Hosanagar takes the trouble to God's Pocket educate to his readers Google s self driving car is based on algorithms that in turn are based on rules not programmed by humans directly but instead trained on a database of videos of humans driving that allow it to arrive at its own driving policy using machine learning A self driving car that learns like a teenager in a driver sducation class may not inspire confidence but as Hosanagar observes the algorithm has driven millions of miles in training something almost no human has ЯED ever doneSo how can algorithms and their users coxist with confidence instead of getting ntangled in a ueasy relationship characterized by mistrust and apprehension Mr Hosanagar banks on a solution proposed by the founding fathers of American Democracy and ven the creators of Magna Carta In his own words based on what we know about AI and its potential impacts on society I believe there should be four main pillars of an algorithmic bill of rights including a set of responsibilities for users of decision making algorithms1 First those who use algorithms or who are impacted by decisions made by algorithms should have a right to a description of the data used to train them and details as to how that data was collected 2 Second those who use algorithms or who are impacted by decisions made by algorithms should have a right to an The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs explanation regarding the procedures used by the algorithmsxpressed in terms simple Moreno enough for the average person toasily access and interpret These first two pillars are both related to the general principle of transparency 3 Third those who use algorithms or who are impacted by decisions made by algorithms should have some level of control over the way those algorithms work that is there should always be a feedback loop between the user and the algorithm and 4 Fourth those who use algorithms or who are impacted by decisions made by algorithms should have the responsibility to be aware of the unanticipated conseuences of automated decision making Mr Hosanagar also derives inspiration from the words of caution sounded by pioneers of scientific temper who warned the world about the perils of their own invention Just days before his death Albert Einstein whose brainchild hastened the consummation of the Manhattan Project drafted the Russell Einstein Manifesto an Monsieur Pain elouent call to scientists to act for the good of humanity Supported by other such notable scientists and intellectuals as Max Born Fr d ric Joliot Curie Linus Pauling and Bertrand Russell the manifesto statesThere lies before us if we choose continual progress in happiness knowledge and wisdom Shall we instead choose death because we cannot forget our uarrels We appeal as human beings to human beings Remember your humanity and forget the rest If you can do so the way opens to a new Paradise if you cannot there lies before you the risk of universal deathWhile Mr Hosanagar candidly acknowledges that abandoning AI would be akin to driving ourselves back to the Stone Age there is no dispute that great care and caution ought to bexercised before A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author embracing AI wholesale And towards thisndeavor A Human s Guide to Machine Intelligence is a thought provoking and hands on user s guide to this first seemingly What If esoteric sphere of dynamic and fluid technology. Why they occasionally go rogue what drives our trust in them and the many ramifications of algorithmic decision making Hexamines pisodes 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 ven our own common and often frustrating The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good experiences on services like Netflix and A Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence is anntertaining 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. 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 you want to delete your Facebook Has some unpronounceable names and terms but otherwise an Supplemental Book easy read This is a remarkable book by an author at the top of his game If you want a primer on AI and Big Data and the opportunities and threats this is the book for you Lots of insights and recommendations Recommended Some good points andxamplesA uick read on topics and issues that are important in this new world of AI and machines The Hark! The Herald Angels Scream examples are good but felt rushed and under developed Overall it s an ok book for those with lessxposure to AI and its implications I am going to pretend shop online at Nordstroms J Crew Colloquial Polish: The Complete Course for Beginners etc and put thexact opposite profile on match I really njoyed the book and seeing how corporations are using algorithm manipulation with AI Enjoyable and insightful read puts Artificial Intelligence in perspective for veryoneA very Bidadari yang Mengembara easy read that will helpveryone 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 Red River Girl 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 The reason of setting a lower reading goal 40 books as against 50 for the year 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 fromvery day lives and how things we use in our day to day lives La strada delle croci employ AI We also makes a case for whether AI is making our livesasier 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 A Human s Guide to Machine Intelligence How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can Stay in ControlI finished reading A Human s Guide to Machine Intelligence by Kartik Hosanagar some months back but recently went back to it after talking to a friend about it Coming as I do from the unwired generation the book led me to my moment of personal piphany Artificial Intelligence is 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
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Second Big Realization Algorithms Are No Longer Just A Setbig realization Algorithms are no longer just a set 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 xactly 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 The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth eerie genius of AlphaGo or the to trust or not to trust dilemma around driverless cars it was allxciting and informative The shenanigans of young Tai as he negotiates life armed with a slew of digital tools that could be any 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 uipped to form an opinion about how ffective such a bill might be All in all I found the book absorbing and a great read I Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, enjoyed the underlying subtle humour that runs through it and found the uotes at the start ofach theme spot on Footnotes appear randomly as the author s personal conversation with you the reader to share an anecdote an observation or sometimes an interesting piece of information as an aside The 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 just a A Wharton professor and tech ntrepreneur xamines how algorithms and artificial intelligence are starting to run The West Transformed every aspect of our lives and how we can shape the way they impact usThrough the technologymbedded in almost very major tech platform and very web nabled device algorithms and the artificial intelligence that underlies them make a staggering number of veryday decisions for us from what products we buy to where we decide to Paper Chasers eat to how we consume our news to whom we date and how we find a job We'veven delegated life and death decisions to algorithms decisions once made by doctors pilots and jud.