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Solomon's Code: Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines

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Whether in medicine, money, or love, technologies powered by forms of artificial intelligence are playing an increasingly prominent role in our lives. As we cede more decisions to thinking machines, we face new questions about staying safe, keeping a job and having a say over the direction of our lives. The answers to those questions might depend on your race, gender, age, ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 6th 2018 by Pegasus Books
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David Wineberg
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
The clearest way to describe the differences between artificial intelligence (AI) and regular computer development is that computers help us understand the world, and AI helps us change the world. That’s my definition (though thousands probably came up with the same idea), and Solomon’s Code reinforces it in every domain it examines.

AI digests unfathomable amounts of data to come up with methods and solutions that would take humans years and centuries to replicate. So driverless cars, arrangeme
Mark Steed
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it

This is a book about Artificial Intelligence that deliberately poses more questions than it answers. Groth and Nitzberg’s aim is to outline some of the most important multi-disciplinary debates that need to take place if AI ultimately is going to be beneficial to humanity. 

The authors take a fundamentally optimistic (but not utopian) view of AI and how it can benefit society, but this is grounded in the real politik of twenty-first century multi- and inter-national relations. This optimism is seen in the esp/>
Nasir Ali
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From Machine learning to thinking and teaching machine, how the human and machine will complement each other the book provide good synopsis is many scenerio covering social, legal and economic consequences
Ken Hamner
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well written, thought provoking, and timely. Highly recommended.
Eddie Choo
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good guide on AI policy

This book is a good guide on how AI policy might look like - at least in the preliminaries. A book to reread
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: the-sciences, garbage
Reading it was like crawling through the sand in the Sahara - dry, repetitive and monotonous.
Other than the three C's, I personally did not learn anything from the multitude of repetitive examples throughout the entire book.
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