I read widely on AI and selected this book due to its ratings and a sample. My background includes ten years as a designer of control and safety systems for complex processes. This book definitely encompasses the whole spectrum of issues about autonomous weapons, including picking up bits from many high risk industries. These end up scattered about like little nuggets. There is significant discussion of the ethics and morals of accidents, and some of the politics of controlling technology.
I found this a difficult read. Though the sections appeared to break this down into specific areas, the content within each section was often a mix of material that logically could have been elsewhere. There didn't appear to be an obvious reason for the ordering of the sections. Finally, the writing style was workmanlike, which is acceptable but not helpful when such a complex issue is the subject.
I gave the book three stars because it was content rich but needed better execution to achieve its mission - whatever that may have been.
- Hardcover: 448 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (10 April 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393608980
- ISBN-13: 978-0393608984
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.8 x 24.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 862 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)