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The book of why
the new science of cause and effect
Verfasserangabe: Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: London, Penguin books
Mediengruppe: Buch
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VERLAGSTEXT: / / / 'Wonderful . Illuminating . Fun to read' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow / / A pioneer of artificial intelligence shows how the study of causality revolutionized science and the world / 'Correlation does not imply causation.' This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming. But today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, sparked by world-renowned computer scientist Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and placed cause and effect on a firm scientific basis. Now, Pearl and science journalist Dana Mackenzie explain causal thinking to general readers for the first time, showing how it allows us to explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It is the essence of human and artificial intelligence. And just as Pearl's discoveries have enabled machines to think better, The Book of Why explains how we can think better. / / / /
AUS DEM INHALT: / / / Preface p. ix / Introduction Mind over Data p. 1 / The Ladder of Causation p. 23 / From Buccaneers to Guinea Pigs: The Genesis of Causal Inference p. 53 / From Evidence to Causes: Reverend Bayes Meets Mr p. 93 / Confounding and Deconfounding: Or, Slaying the Lurking Variable p. 135 / The Smoke-Filled Debate: Clearing the Air p. 167 / Paradoxes Galore! p. 189 / Beyond Adjustment: The Conquest of Mount Intervention p. 219 / Counterfactuals: Mining Worlds That Could Have Been p. 259 / Mediation: The Search for a Mechanism p. 299 / Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and the Big Questions p. 349 / Acknowledgments p. 371 / Notes p. 373 / Bibliography p. 377 / Index p. 405
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VerfasserInnenangabe: Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: London, Penguin books
Links: Rezension FAZ
Systematik: PI.LN, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-0-14-198241-0
2. ISBN: 0-14-198241-1
Beschreibung: First edition, x, 418 Seiten : Illustrationen
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Includes bibliographical references and index. - Text englisch
Mediengruppe: Buch