Human Compatible

Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control

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Synopsis

A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: 'The most important book I have read in quite some time' Daniel Kahneman; 'A must-read' Max Tegmark; 'The book we've all been waiting for' Sam Harris

Humans dream of super-intelligent machines. But what happens if we actually succeed?

Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last.

In this groundbreaking book, Stuart Russell sets out why he has come to consider his own discipline an existential threat to humanity, and how we can change course before it's too late. In brilliant and lucid prose, he explains how AI actually works and its enormous capacity to improve our lives - and why we must never lose control of machines more powerful than we are. Russell contends that we can avert the worst threats by reshaping the foundations of AI to guarantee that machines pursue our objectives, not theirs. Profound, urgent and visionary, Human Compatible is the one book everyone needs to read to understand a future that is coming sooner than we think.

LONGLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES & McKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR

'Thought-provoking' Financial Times

'Fascinating and significant' Sunday Times

'The most important book on AI this year' Guardian

Book information

ISBN: 9780141987507
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 006.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 7799
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 262g
Height: 197mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 23mm