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The Alignment Problem Reviews

The Alignment Problem by Brian Christian

The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values

Brian Christian

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1 review

Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publication date: 23 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9780393635829

A jaw-dropping exploration of everything that goes wrong when we build AI systems and the movement to fix them.

4 stars out of 5
27 Jan 2021

"balanced and meticulously researched"

This balanced and meticulously researched book by the American academic asks, how can we teach computers to leave bias behind and run according to human morals? This conundrum – in which computer science and philosophy meet – is the “alignment problem”, a topic Christian explored over four years through many hundreds of formal interviews and informal conversations. His discoveries were, he writes, “more riveting, harrowing, and hopeful than I had understood”.

 

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