From the list on understanding AI and its effect on people.
Who am I?
I’m a storyteller writing on business and technology. I specialize in clear views of complex systems. When Juliette showed me her research on tech companies and AI responsibility, I saw the power of a book – the book that ultimately became The AI Dilemma. The core dilemma is that in the right hands the technology is needed, and in the wrong hands it’s dangerous. When Juliette asked me to coauthor it, I jumped at the chance. As we worked, I realized that the topic brought into focus all the research and thinking I’d ever done about human, organizational, and machine behavior.
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Why did Art love this book?
Remember How to Lie With Statistics? Here is: How to abuse big data. And how to stop the abuse.
O’Neil is a good corrective for my own habit of seeing all sides. A former math professor and quant, she is harsh on AI because it systematically punishes the vulnerable and impoverished – and because companies resist change and manipulate the laws to keep their profits.
“Right now, the burden of proof is on us,” she told Juliette and me in an interview, “to prove that these algorithms harm us. I want that burden to be on the companies who profit from using them.” Weapons of Math Destruction argues that we can and should hold the perpetrators – including some of the world’s biggest tech companies – accountable.