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Machines Behaving Badly: The Morality of AI

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Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh is one of the world’s leading researchers in Artificial Intelligence. He is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales and leads a research group at Data61, Australia’s Centre of Excellence for ICT Research. …

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Praise for Machines Behaving Badly

‘AI is more than the machine. It’s as much about us and our society that creates and, in turn, is changed by it. This is a thrilling and alarming vision that Machines Behaving Badly effortlessly shares through engaging stories and insights from a researcher at the forefront of this global transformation.’—Alan Duffy

‘Walsh reminds us that machines can gather data really well but they can’t think, so we’re in charge.’ —Robyn Douglass, The Daily Telegraph

‘Machines Behaving Badly is a good introduction to the unintended consequences of AI, and contains some genuinely thought-provoking insights into the quirks of the people behind them.’ —E&T, Engineering and Technology Magazine

‘Walsh speaks from a position of authority about the benefits of caution and reflection, which serves as a critical counterweight to the breathless utopianism that is not uncommon in the field.’ —Lizzie O'Shea, The Saturday Paper

‘Walsh demystifies the utopian promises of AI and attacks the dangerous but resilient fallacy that computers never lie.’ —Kurt Johnson, The Age

‘A fascinating read I would recommend to all colleagues in the profession.’ —Carly Erwin, Law Institute Journal

‘Machines Behaving Badly is a thought-provoking look at the increasing human reliance on robotics and the decisions that need to be made now to ensure the future of AI is as a force for good, not evil.’ —Sunraysia Daily

‘The aim of the book is to get us to think about the unintended consequences of AI.’ —Cosmos Magazine Dec 2022 ‘10 science books that would make great gifts’

‘Machines Behaving Badly should be commended for its focus on the relationships being constructed with new intelligent machines.’ —Dante Aloni, Australian Book Review

‘Toby's book is an engaging, informative and enjoyable read, well-illustrated with real-life examples and historical context.’ —Robyn Cosford, Independent Australia

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