On the path to AI [electronic resource] :Law’s prophecies and the conceptual foundations of the machine learning age / by Thomas D. Grant, Damon J. Wischik.
Contributor(s): Wischik, Damon J [author.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookPublisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.Edition: 1st ed. 2020.Description: XXII, 147 p. 4 illus. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783030435820.Subject(s): Technology—Sociological aspects | Human geography | Mass media | Law | Artificial intelligence | Science and Technology Studies | Human Geography | IT Law, Media Law, Intellectual Property | Artificial IntelligenceDDC classification: 303.483 Online resources: Click here to access online
Prologue: Starting with logic -- CHAPTER 1: Two Revolutions -- CHAPTER 2: Getting past logic -- CHAPTER 3: Experience and data as input -- CHAPTER 4: Finding patterns as the path from input to output -- CHAPTER 5: Output as prophecy -- CHAPTER 6: Explanations of machine learning -- CHAPTER 7: Juries and other reliable predictors -- CHAPTER 8: Poisonous datasets, poisonous trees -- CHAPTER 9: From Holmes to AlphaGo -- CHAPTER 10:Conclusion -- EPILOGUE: Lessons in two directions.
This open access book explores machine learning and its impact on how we make sense of the world. It does so by bringing together two ‘revolutions’ in a surprising analogy: the revolution of machine learning, which has placed computing on the path to artificial intelligence, and the revolution in thinking about the law that was spurred by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr in the last two decades of the 19th century. Holmes reconceived law as prophecy based on experience, prefiguring the buzzwords of the machine learning age—prediction based on datasets. On the path to AI introduces readers to the key concepts of machine learning, discusses the potential applications and limitations of predictions generated by machines using data, and informs current debates amongst scholars, lawyers and policy makers on how it should be used and regulated wisely. Technologists will also find useful lessons learned from the last 120 years of legal grappling with accountability, explainability, and biased data. .