Recommended book: Atlas of AI by Kate Crawford

Kate Crawford, Atlas of AI

One quote that I found particularly pithy:
"In contrast, in this book I argue that AI is neither artificial nor intelligent.
Rather, artificial intelligence is both

embodied and material, made from natural resources, fuel,
human labor, infrastructures, logistics, histories, and classifi-
cations. AI systems are not autonomous, rational, or able to
discern anything without extensive, computationally intensive
training with large datasets or predefined rules and rewards. In
fact, artificial intelligence as we know it depends entirely on a
much wider set of political and social structures. And due to
the capital required to build AI at scale and the ways of seeing
that it optimizes AI systems are ultimately designed to serve
existing dominant interests. In this sense, artificial intelligence
is a registry of power."

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