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Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence

AUTHOR Crawford, Kate
PUBLISHER Yale University Press (04/06/2021)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

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The hidden costs of artificial intelligence--from natural resources and labor to privacy, equality, and freedom

"This study argues that [artificial intelligence] is neither artificial nor particularly intelligent. . . . A fascinating history of the data on which machine-learning systems are trained."--New Yorker

"A valuable corrective to much of the hype surrounding AI and a useful instruction manual for the future."--John Thornhill, Financial Times

"It's a masterpiece, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it."--Karen Hao, senior editor, MIT Tech Review

What happens when artificial intelligence saturates political life and depletes the planet? How is AI shaping our understanding of ourselves and our societies? Drawing on more than a decade of research, award-winning scholar Kate Crawford reveals how AI is a technology of extraction: from the minerals drawn from the earth, to the labor pulled from low-wage information workers, to the data taken from every action and expression. This book reveals how this planetary network is fueling a shift toward undemocratic governance and increased inequity. Rather than taking a narrow focus on code and algorithms, Crawford offers us a material and political perspective on what it takes to make AI and how it centralizes power. This is an urgent account of what is at stake as technology companies use artificial intelligence to reshape the world.

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ISBN-13: 9780300209570
ISBN-10: 0300209576
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 336
Carton Quantity: 28
Product Dimensions: 5.80 x 1.20 x 8.70 inches
Weight: 1.19 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Index, Price on Product, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Computers | Artificial Intelligence - General
Computers | Telecommunications
Computers | Industries - Computers & Information Technology
Dewey Decimal: 006.301
Library of Congress Control Number: 2020947842
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The hidden costs of artificial intelligence--from natural resources and labor to privacy, equality, and freedom

"This study argues that [artificial intelligence] is neither artificial nor particularly intelligent. . . . A fascinating history of the data on which machine-learning systems are trained."--New Yorker

"A valuable corrective to much of the hype surrounding AI and a useful instruction manual for the future."--John Thornhill, Financial Times

"It's a masterpiece, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it."--Karen Hao, senior editor, MIT Tech Review

What happens when artificial intelligence saturates political life and depletes the planet? How is AI shaping our understanding of ourselves and our societies? Drawing on more than a decade of research, award-winning scholar Kate Crawford reveals how AI is a technology of extraction: from the minerals drawn from the earth, to the labor pulled from low-wage information workers, to the data taken from every action and expression. This book reveals how this planetary network is fueling a shift toward undemocratic governance and increased inequity. Rather than taking a narrow focus on code and algorithms, Crawford offers us a material and political perspective on what it takes to make AI and how it centralizes power. This is an urgent account of what is at stake as technology companies use artificial intelligence to reshape the world.

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