Technik im Fokus

Artificial intelligence - When do machines take over?

Authors: Mainzer, Klaus

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  • Is "artificial intelligence" replacing humans? 
  • It explains the logical, scientific and technical foundations of intelligent systems.
  • Should the use of artificial intelligence be limited?
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Everybody knows them. Smartphones that talk to us, wristwatches that record our health data, workflows that organize themselves automatically, cars, airplanes and drones that control themselves, traffic and energy systems with autonomous logistics or robots that explore distant planets are technical examples of a networked world of intelligent systems. Machine learning is dramatically changing our civilization. We rely more and more on efficient algorithms, because otherwise we will not be able to cope with the complexity of our civilizing infrastructure. But how secure are AI algorithms? This challenge is taken up in the 2nd edition:  Complex neural networks are fed and trained with huge amounts of data (big data). The number of necessary parameters explodes exponentially. Nobody knows exactly what is going on in these "black boxes". In machine learning we need more explainability and accountability of causes and effects in order to be able to decide ethical and legal questions of responsibility (e.g. in autonomous driving or medicine)! Besides causal learning, we also analyze procedures of tests and verification to get certified AI-programs.  Since its inception, AI research has been associated with great visions of the future of mankind. It is already a key technology that will decide the global competition of social systems. "Artificial Intelligence and Responsibility" is another central supplement to the 2nd edition: How should we secure our individual liberty rights in the AI world? This book is a plea for technology design: AI must prove itself as a service in society.

About the authors

Prof. Klaus Mainzer studied mathematics, physics and philosophy at the University of Münster, where he also earned his doctorate in philosophy (1973) and habilitated. Before his appointment to the Chair of Philosophy and Philosophy of Science at the TUM and his appointment as Director of the Carl von Linde Academy in 2008, he worked as Professor (1981-1988) and Prorector (1985-1988) at the University of Konstanz and as Professor and Founding Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Computer Science (1988-2008) at the University of Augsburg. He is a member of numerous (inter)national committees and academies. From 2012 to 2014 he was founding director of the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: What Is AI?

    Pages 1-5

    Mainzer, Klaus

  • A Short History of the AI

    Pages 7-13

    Mainzer, Klaus

  • Logical Thinking Becomes Automatic

    Pages 15-45

    Mainzer, Klaus

  • Systems Become Experts

    Pages 47-58

    Mainzer, Klaus

  • Computers Learn to Speak

    Pages 59-83

    Mainzer, Klaus

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Softcover $34.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Artificial intelligence - When do machines take over?
Authors
Series Title
Technik im Fokus
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-59717-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-59717-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-59716-3
Series ISSN
2194-0770
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 279
Number of Illustrations
47 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Translation from the German Language edition: Mainzer: Künstliche Intelligenz - Wann übernehmen die Maschinen? , © Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2018
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