Atlas of AI

by Kate Crawford

Book Reviews

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  • Picked up @katecrawford’s new book on labor, politics, and the cost of AI. Fascinating perspective based on a decade of multi-disciplinary research. to Tweet
  • Kate Crawford @katecrawford has an insightful book 'The Altas of AI' which examines in great detail the extent of exploitation that makes possible the knowledge and information economy that we live in. to Tweet
  • Atlas of Artificial Intelligence, book review: Mapping out the total cost of artificial intelligence via @ZDNet #ai #ArtificialIntelligence #MachineLearning #DeepLearning to Tweet

About Book

The hidden costs of artificial intelligence, from natural resources and labor to privacy and freedom What happens when artificial intelligence saturates political life and depletes the planet? How is AI shaping our understanding of ourselves and our societies? In this book Kate Crawford reveals how this planetary network is fueling a shift toward undemocratic governance and increased inequality. Drawing on more than a decade of research, award-winning science, and technology, Crawford reveals how AI is a technology of extraction: from the energy and minerals needed to build and sustain its infrastructure, to the exploited workers behind "automated" services, to the data AI collects from us. Rather than taking a narrow focus on code and algorithms, Crawford offers us a political and a material perspective on what it takes to make artificial intelligence and where it goes wrong. While technical systems present a veneer of objectivity, they are always systems of power. This is an urgent account of what is at stake as technology companies use artificial intelligence to reshape the world.