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Making AI intelligible: philosophical foundations
Cappelen H., Dever J., Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2021. 192 pp. Type: Book (0192894722)
Have you ever feel unsure about the output from an artificial intelligence (AI)-based program? Frustrated with the unintelligible results? This book’s title implies that there is an approach to making the output understandable. This would be...
Oct 6 2023
Machines we trust: perspectives on dependable AI
Pelillo M., Scantamburlo T., MIT Press, Boston, MA, 2021. 174 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262542-09-8)
Skynet is here. This was my mindset when I undertook to review
Machines we trust
. The book comprises an introduction plus eight chapters divided into three parts: “Setting the Stage” (chapters 2 and 3); &...
May 24 2022
Wing J. Communications of the ACM 10(64): 64-71, 2021. Type: Article
Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are useful in creating effective computing tools for diverse applications in areas such as transportation, agriculture, medicine, and justice systems. Yet the credibility of AI is still an interesting subjec...
Dec 14 2021
Introduction to formal philosophy
Kjeldahl E., Hansson S., Hendricks V., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 733 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319774-33-6)
The physicist Richard Feynman, famed in nonscientific circles for his autobiographical books describing his scientific adventures, as well as some of his more popularly accessible lectures in physics (originally delivered to undergradu...
Sep 1 2020
Data science data governance
Kroll J. IEEE Security and Privacy 16(6): 61-70, 2018. Type: Article
Recent advances in machine learning, data analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) have empowered human beings to automatically make decisions by processing vast amounts of data much more efficiently than ever before. Along with gre...
Sep 23 2019
The art, poetics, and grammar of technological innovation as practice, process, and performance
Coeckelbergh M. AI & Society 33(4): 501-510, 2018. Type: Article
Intrigued by the almost lyrical title (notice the alliteration of three “p”s) and the somewhat improbable connection of technology innovation to art and grammar, I stumbled upon this paper that blatantly illustrates...
Aug 1 2019
Montfort N., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 192 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262534-81-9)
We hear a lot of dire predictions these days: the economy is going to crash, leaving retirees penniless; artificial intelligence (AI) is going to leave 30 to 40 percent of the workforce unemployed; climate change is going to render the...
Mar 28 2019
Plato and the nerd: the creative partnership of humans and technology
Lee E., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 288 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262036-48-1)
The preface to this book states that it is the author’s “attempt to explain why the process of creating technology, a process that we call engineering, is a deeply creative process, and how this explains why it has ...
Jan 21 2019
The Oxford handbook of causal reasoning
Waldmann M., Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, NY, 2017. 768 pp. Type: Book (978-0-199399-55-0)
A few years ago, Weisberg’s
 distinguished two facets of uncertainty: doubt, which is the focus of modern statistics, and ambiguity about the causal structure of the world, which researchers in man...
Dec 21 2018
The technological singularity: managing the journey
Callaghan V., Miller J., Yampolskiy R., Armstrong S., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 261 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662540-31-2)
Research progresses toward the goal of developing an artificial general intelligence (AGI), the realization of which is referred to as “the singularity.” That term carries the implication that AGI will cause fundame...
May 17 2018
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