The Alignment Problem by Brian Christian audiobook

The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values

By Brian Christian
Read by Brian Christian

Brilliance Audio 9780393635829
13.60 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $37.99

    ISBN: 9781536695182

A jaw-dropping exploration of everything that goes wrong when we build AI systems―and the movement to fix them. Today’s “machine-learning” systems, trained by data, are so effective that we’ve invited them to see and hear for us―and to make decisions on our behalf. But alarm bells are ringing. Systems cull résumés until, years later, we discover that they have inherent gender biases. Algorithms decide bail and parole―and appear to assess black and white defendants differently. We can no longer assume that our mortgage application, or even our medical tests, will be seen by human eyes. And autonomous vehicles on our streets can injure or kill. When systems we attempt to teach will not, in the end, do what we want or what we expect, ethical and potentially existential risks emerge. Researchers call this the alignment problem. In best-selling author Brian Christian’s riveting account, we meet the alignment problem’s “firstresponders,” and learn their ambitious plan to solve it before our hands are completely off the wheel.

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A jaw-dropping exploration of everything that goes wrong when we build AI systems―and the movement to fix them.

Today’s “machine-learning” systems, trained by data, are so effective that we’ve invited them to see and hear for us―and to make decisions on our behalf. But alarm bells are ringing. Systems cull résumés until, years later, we discover that they have inherent gender biases. Algorithms decide bail and parole―and appear to assess black and white defendants differently. We can no longer assume that our mortgage application, or even our medical tests, will be seen by human eyes. And autonomous vehicles on our streets can injure or kill.

When systems we attempt to teach will not, in the end, do what we want or what we expect, ethical and potentially existential risks emerge. Researchers call this the alignment problem. In best-selling author Brian Christian’s riveting account, we meet the alignment problem’s “firstresponders,” and learn their ambitious plan to solve it before our hands are completely off the wheel.

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Author Bio: Brian Christian

Author Bio: Brian Christian

Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us about Being Alive, which was a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 13.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English