With great power comes great responsibility!
AI is amazing.
But to have a positive impact on the world, we need to work ethically.
Read these books to build better AI.
Algorithms of Oppression
by Safiya Noble
Algorithms are all about us.
Everyone remembers how Youtube would show us increasingly extremist videos to “keep us engaged”.
But how deep does this algorithmic injustice go?
Weapons of Math Destruction
by Cathy O'Neil
This book has been criticized as too US-centric.
Maybe that’s a good thing. It shows how a tech hub in the world is governed by algorithms.
It recounts how big data was used to undermine the US democracy.
by Mark Coeckelbergh
This book promises to give a more balanced perspective outside of the hype.
While this book doesn’t dive particularly deep or isn’t particularly critical, it may be a good entrance into analyzing some ethics in your AI.
A True Expert
It’s good to let an expert talk.
Here’s a Tiktok with some great recommendations with an accompanying thread of many more books:
[email protected] (@cfiesler) December 8, 2020
Our impact matters, so here are 3 books for your basics:
- Algorithms of Oppression
- Weapons of Math Destruction
- AI Ethics
Some lighter, some heavier, but nevertheless a good intro to AI ethics.