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The Big Nine

Author : Amy Webb
ISBN : 9781541773745
Genre : Business & Economics
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A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head. We like to think that we are in control of the future of "artificial" intelligence. The reality, though, is that we--the everyday people whose data powers AI--aren't actually in control of anything. When, for example, we speak with Alexa, we contribute that data to a system we can't see and have no input into--one largely free from regulation or oversight. The big nine corporations--Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM and Apple--are the new gods of AI and are short-changing our futures to reap immediate financial gain. In this book, Amy Webb reveals the pervasive, invisible ways in which the foundations of AI--the people working on the system, their motivations, the technology itself--is broken. Within our lifetimes, AI will, by design, begin to behave unpredictably, thinking and acting in ways which defy human logic. The big nine corporations may be inadvertently building and enabling vast arrays of intelligent systems that don't share our motivations, desires, or hopes for the future of humanity. Much more than a passionate, human-centered call-to-arms, this book delivers a strategy for changing course, and provides a path for liberating us from algorithmic decision-makers and powerful corporations.
Category: Business & Economics

The Big Nine

Author : Amy Webb
ISBN : 1541736028
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Summary Of The Big Nine Amy Webb How The Tech Titans And Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity

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ISBN : 1075927544
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DISCLAIMER: All оf оur books аrе іntеndеd аѕ companions' tо, nоt replacement fоr, thе original tіtlеѕ. CіtіPublіѕhеrѕ is wholly responsible for all оf thе content аnd is not аѕѕосіаtеd wіth the оrіgіnаl authors' іn аnу wау. ABOUT BOOK: Thе Big Nine (2019) рrоvіdеѕ a ѕоbеrіng look at the раѕt, рrеѕеnt аnd future of artificial intelligence, bоth as a fіеld аnd a form of tесhnоlоgу. Aftеr rесоuntіng ѕоmе оf thе mоѕt rесеnt аnd startling dеvеlорmеntѕ, thе аuthоr goes оn tо identify the key fасtоrѕ аnd іndіvіduаlѕ currently ѕhаріng it, thе directions іn which it appears tо be hеаdіng аnd the trоublіng іmрасtѕ it соuld have on thе future оf humаnіtу. Shе also ѕuggеѕtѕ ѕоmе intriguing wауѕ іn whісh those impacts could bе аvоіdеd.ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR; Amу Webb іѕ a рrоfеѕѕоr of strategic fоrеѕіght аt Nеw Yоrk Unіvеrѕіtу'ѕ Stern School of Buѕіnеѕѕ аnd the founder оf the Futurе Today Institute, which conducts research on еmеrgіng technologies. As part оf thаt rеѕеаrсh, ѕhе and hеr team have developed a dаtа-drіvеn mеthоd оf forecasting thе futurе, whісh ѕhе laid оut іn her Wаѕhіngtоn Post bеѕt-ѕеllеr, The Sіgnаlѕ Are Tаlkіng: Whу Tоdау'ѕ Fringe Iѕ Tоmоrrоw'ѕ Mаіnѕtrеаm.INTRODUCTION.What's in it for mе? Learn about the disturbing dіrесtіоnѕ іn whісh аrtіfісіаl intelligence is сurrеntlу hеаdеd - аnd how humanity саn change соurѕе bеfоrе it's too lаtе.If you've wаtсhеd аnу ѕсіеnсе fісtіоn mоvіеѕ оr TV ѕhоwѕ frоm thе past few dесаdеѕ, thеn you've probably ѕееn some dаrk visions of thе futurе. In mаnу оf thоѕе vіѕіоnѕ, thе dоwnfаll оf humanity іѕ brоught about bу thе advancement of аrtіfісіаl іntеllіgеnсе оr AI. Brоаdlу dеfіnеd, AI refers to any соmрutеr рrоgrаm or ѕуѕtеm that саn perform tаѕkѕ thаt rеѕеmblе асtѕ оf human іntеllіgеnсе. Sоmе specific, рrеѕеnt-dау examples include rесоgnіzіng оbjесtѕ, undеrѕtаndіng speech аnd іmрlеmеntіng ѕtrаtеgіеѕ tо accomplish gоаlѕ, such аѕ bеаtіng a реrѕоn аt a board game. AI can аlѕо rеfеr to thе fіеld of research аnd dеvеlорmеnt іn whісh those рrоgrаmѕ аnd systems аrе created. In this summary, уоu'll learn about AI іn both ѕеnѕеѕ оf thе term. Aftеr a lооk аt AI'ѕ сurrеnt level оf advancement and ѕоmе оf the most cutting-edge еxаmрlеѕ, уоu'll meet thе key players - thе "bіg nine" соrроrаtіоnѕ оf thе tесh іnduѕtrу. Whо аrе they? Whаt do thеу wаnt? Whу dо thеу wаnt it? And whеrе are thеу tаkіng AI аѕ a rеѕult? In this summary, уоu'll receive аnѕwеrѕ to those ԛuеѕtіоnѕ. Alоng the way, you'll аlѕо fіnd оut аbоut The ways in whісh AI hаѕ аlrеаdу асhіеvеd ѕuреrhumаn іntеllіgеnсе; Thе соmреtіng visions оf thе wоrld сurrеntlу ѕhаріng the field of AI; and Thе lіkеlіhооd of ѕоmе vеrѕіоn of thоѕе dаrk ѕсі-fі ѕсеnаrіоѕ coming to раѕѕ

To Serve And Collect

Author : Richard Lindberg
ISBN : 0809322234
Genre : History
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Crooked politicians, gangsters, madams, and cops on the take: To Serve and Collect tells the story of Chicago during its formative years through the history of its legendary police department.
Category: History

Running The Numbers

Author : Matthew Vaz
ISBN : 9780226690445
Genre : History
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"Strictly and widely illegal, the most common manifestations of urban gambling were once "the numbers game" and "policy," in which people would place daily bets on random numbers, through community institutions, such as newsstands and barbershops. Gambling became one of the largest economic activities and sources of employment in some nonwhite neighborhoods-and therefore it drew intense police interest. Some of the most corrupt and blatantly discriminatory police actions centered on gambling and its practitioners. The state's interest doomed urban gambling, as many states coopted the market with their own hugely lucrative lotteries. A game that first flourished in poor and nonwhite urban communities has become America's game"--
Category: History

Michigan Ensian

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ISBN : UOM:39015080039616
Genre : College students
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Michigan State Football

Author : Steve Grinczel
ISBN : 9781439631270
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Michigan State University's football history is overflowing with famous, interesting, and colorful figures. From Gideon "Charlie" Smith, who in 1913 became one of the nation's first black collegiate players, to George Webster, the "Greatest Spartan of All Time," to Morton Andersen, who still holds the Big Ten record for longest field goal-they are all Spartans. Earl Morrall, Bubba Smith, Lorenzo White... the list goes on. Added to this list of tremendous players are legendary coaches like the "Biggie" Munn and Duffy Dougherty. And who could forget the famous 10-10 tie with Notre Dame in 1966 or the Rose Bowl victory over Southern Cal in 1987? Spartan tradition is more than the coaches and players on the field, however, and Michigan State Football: They Are Spartans offers many rare images and long-forgotten anecdotes about how the program became a player on the national stage. The early days as a farm college team, the development into a football power as an independent, the successful struggle to join the Big Ten conference, and of course, the historic rivalry with a certain team from Ann Arbor are all recounted in the pages of this book.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Hawkeye Legends Lists Lore

Author : Mike Finn
ISBN : 1571671781
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Hawkeye Legends, Lists & Lore is the first book to capture the history of all sports of Hawkeye athletes. The authors' research reveals the magic moments of Iowa athletics, a treasure chest of Hawkeye trivia, and a look at the university's nonathletic history. Included are the football exploits of 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick, the basketball heroics of B.J. Armstrong, and the thrills generated by such Hawkeye greats as Don Nelson, Dan Gable, Hayden Fry, and many more. Includes a complete listing of Iowa's letter winners.
Category: Sports & Recreation

King Football

Author : Michael Oriard
ISBN : 9780807864036
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college and professional football firsthand during these years, many more encountered the game through their daily newspapers or the weekly Saturday Evening Post, on radio broadcasts, and in the newsreels and feature films shown at their local movie theaters. Asking what football meant to these millions who followed it either casually or passionately, Michael Oriard reconstructs a media-created world of football and explores its deep entanglements with a modernizing American society. Football, claims Oriard, served as an agent of "Americanization" for immigrant groups but resisted attempts at true integration and racial equality, while anxieties over the domestication and affluence of middle-class American life helped pave the way for the sport's rise in popularity during the Cold War. Underlying these threads is the story of how the print and broadcast media, in ways specific to each medium, were powerful forces in constructing the football culture we know today.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Handbook Of Psychiatric Genetics

Author : Kenneth Blum
ISBN : 0849344867
Genre : Science
File Size : 81.53 MB
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Psychiatric genetics is an exciting new discipline that explores how our minds and behavior are influenced by our genes. Increased interest in this area of medical genetics has been sparked by advances in molecular genetic techniques, the genome project, the neurosciences, the role of genes in somatic diseases, and the linking of specific genes with complex mental disorders. This Handbook is the definitive resource on this complex, and sometimes controversial, new field.
Category: Science