1st Edition

AI Unexplainable, Unpredictable, Uncontrollable

By Roman V. Yampolskiy Copyright 2024
    264 Pages 4 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    264 Pages 4 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    264 Pages 4 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    Delving into the deeply enigmatic nature of Artificial Intelligence (AI), AI: Unexplainable, Unpredictable, Uncontrollable explores the various reasons why the field is so challenging. Written by one of the founders of the field of AI safety, this book addresses some of the most fascinating questions facing humanity, including the nature of intelligence, consciousness, values and knowledge.

    Moving from a broad introduction to the core problems, such as the unpredictability of AI outcomes or the difficulty in explaining AI decisions, this book arrives at more complex questions of ownership and control, conducting an in-depth analysis of potential hazards and unintentional consequences. The book then concludes with philosophical and existential considerations, probing into questions of AI personhood, consciousness, and the distinction between human intelligence and artificial general intelligence (AGI).

    Bridging the gap between technical intricacies and philosophical musings, AI: Unexplainable, Unpredictable, Uncontrollable appeals to both AI experts and enthusiasts looking for a comprehensive understanding of the field, whilst also being written for a general audience with minimal technical jargon.





    Author Biography


    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Unpredictability

    Chapter 3. Unexplainability and Incomprehensibility

    Chapter 4. Unverifiability

    Chapter 5. Unownability

    Chapter 6. Uncontrollability

    Chapter 7. Pathways to Danger

    Chapter 8. Accidents

    Chapter 9. Personhood

    Chapter 10. Consciousness

    Chapter 11. Personal Universes

    Chapter 12. Human ≠ AGI

    Chapter 13. Skepticism






    Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy is a tenured associate professor in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville. He is the founding and current director of the Cyber Security Lab and an author of many books including Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach. During his tenure at UofL, Dr. Yampolskiy has been recognized as: Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor of the Year, Faculty Favorite, Top 4 Faculty, Leader in Engineering Education, Top 10 of Online College Professor of the Year, and Outstanding Early Career in Education award winner among many other honors and distinctions. Yampolskiy is a senior member of IEEE and AGI; member of the Kentucky Academy of Science, and he is a former research advisor for MIRI and associate of GCRI.

    This is a captivating and thought-provoking book about the most pressing issue of our time: should humanity risk committing collective suicide by rushing to build and unleash a new smarter-than-human species that we can neither understand nor control?

                            Prof. Max Tegmark, MIT, author of "Life 3.0"