The Atlas of AI

Kate Crawford

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April 21, 2020
288 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
20 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300209570

Artificial Intelligence systems are being integrated with increasing frequency across such core social institutions as education, health care, criminal justice, housing, and employment. Though the information collected by AI is being used to influence significant decisions that impact individuals, populations, and national agendas, the majority of AI systems are operating with minimal oversight, few accountability mechanisms, and little research into their broader societal implications.
Drawing on over a decade of focused research, Kate Crawford examines the methodological, epistemological, and ethical questions surrounding the turn to algorithmic determination and looks specifically at how the implementation of AI affects rights and liberties, labor and automation, bias and inclusion, and safety and critical infrastructure. This groundbreaking volume outlines a set of best practices toward a comprehensive method of measuring, auditing, analyzing, and improving AI systems to ensure that they are responsive to the complex social domains in which they are applied.

Kate Crawford is distinguished research professor at New York University and a principal researcher at Microsoft Research. She is cofounder and codirector of the AI Now Institute at New York University. Her work has appeared in Nature, The Atlantic, and Harpers’ Magazine. She lives in ___.