The Alignment Problem

How Can Artificial Intelligence Learn Human Values?

Brian Christian
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How do we prevent AI working against us?

'Vital reading. This is the book on artificial intelligence we need right now.' - Mike Krieger, cofounder of Instagram

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 Alignment 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 AI researchers today.

Author bio:

Brian Christian is the author of the acclaimed bestsellers The Most Human Human and Algorithms to Live By, which have been translated into nineteen languages. A visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, he lives in San Francisco.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9781786494337
Publisher: Atlantic
Imprint: Atlantic PBS
Pub Date: November 2021
Page Extent: 496
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Ethical & social aspects of IT