Loading... Please wait...
Print This Page

Human Compatible (Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control)

List Price: $28.00
SKU:
9780525558613
Quantity:
  • Prices shown are for Bulk Books (unbranded)
  • Minimum to Customize Books: 50 copies

Overview

A leading artificial intelligence researcher explains why uncontrolled superhuman AI is an existential threat, and lays out a new approach to AI that will enable us to coexist successfully with increasingly intelligent machines

In the popular imagination, superhuman artificial intelligence is an approaching tidal wave that threatens not just jobs and human relationships, but civilization itself. Conflict between humans and machines is seen as inevitable and its outcome all too predictable.

In this groundbreaking book, distinguished AI researcher Stuart Russell argues that this scenario can be avoided, but only if we rethink AI from the ground up. Russell begins by exploring the idea of intelligence in humans and in machines. He describes the near-term benefits we can expect, from intelligent personal assistants to vastly accelerated scientific research, and outlines the AI breakthroughs that still have to happen before we reach superhuman AI. He also spells out the ways humans are already finding to misuse AI, from lethal autonomous weapons to viral sabotage.

If the predicted breakthroughs occur and superhuman AI emerges, we will have created entities far more powerful than ourselves. How can we ensure they never, ever, have power over us? Russell suggests that we can rebuild AI on a new foundation, according to which machines are designed to be inherently uncertain about the human preferences they are required to satisfy. Such machines would be humble, altruistic, and committed to pursue our objectives, not theirs. This new foundation would allow us to create machines that are provably deferential and provably beneficial.

In a 2014 editorial co-authored with Stephen Hawking, Russell wrote, "Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last." Solving the problem of control over AI is not just possible; it is the key that unlocks a future of unlimited promise.

Customizing Options and Pricing (v)

  • Cover Imprint (1-color): $1.00/book
  • Promo-Pages (full-color printed): $2.00 / single-sided page, inquire for additional pages
  • Belly-Band Wrap (full-color printed): $2.00
  • Set-Up Charge: $40 per decoration

Call for higher quantities. Standard turnaround for Customized Books 10 business days from proof approval. Standard turnaround for Bulk Books 3-5 business days. Rush service available. Product availability changes daily. Please confirm your quantity is available prior to placing an order. Customization options may be limited or unavailable based on product design, binding or cover artwork.

  • Product Details

    Author:
    Stuart Russell
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    352
    Publisher:
    Penguin Publishing Group (October 8, 2019)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780525558613
    ISBN-10:
    0525558616
    Weight:
    19.2oz
    Dimensions:
    6.19" x 9.26" x 1.15"
    Case Pack:
    12
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH_Book_Company_PRH_PRT_Onix_delta_active_D20191013T102217_4750541-20191013.xml
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
    List Price:
    $28.00
    As low as:
    $20.72
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-RH
    Discount Code:
    A
  • Customers also viewed

    Redhead Labs