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Author Crawford, Kate, 1974- author.

Title Atlas of AI : power, politics, and the planetary costs of artificial intelligence / Kate Crawford.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  006.3 CRAWFORD    Check Shelf
Description 327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-313) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Earth -- Labor -- Data -- Classification -- Affect -- State -- Conclusion : Power -- Coda : Space
Summary "What happens when artificial intelligence saturates political life and depletes the planet? How is AI shaping our understanding of ourselves and our societies? Drawing on more than a decade of research, award-winning scholar Kate Crawford reveals how AI is a technology of extraction: from the minerals drawn from the earth, to the labor pulled from low-wage information workers, to the data taken from every action and expression. This book reveals how this planetary network is fueling a shift toward undemocratic governance and increased inequity. Rather than taking a narrow focus on code and algorithms, Crawford offers us a material and political perspective on what it takes to make AI and how it centralizes power. This is an urgent account of what is at stake as technology companies use artificial intelligence to reshape the world."-- Provided by publisher
Biography Kate Crawford is a senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research, the inaugural visiting chair of AI and Justice at the École Normale Supérieure, and the Miegunyah distinguished visiting fellow at the University of Melbourne. She co-founded the AI Now Institute at New York University, and leads the Foundations of Machine Learning international working group. She lives in New York City.
Subject Artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence -- Sociological aspects.
Artificial intelligence -- Political aspects.
Artificial intelligence. (OCoLC)fst00817247
ISBN 9780300209570 (hardcover)
0300209576 (hardcover)
9780300252392 electronic book
0300252390 electronic book
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