Vol. 11 No. 2 (2023): Journal of Strategic Studies, Winter 2023
Book Reviews

Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence, Kate Crawford

Malik Muhammad Kashif
MPhil scholar at the Strategic Studies Department of National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad
CISS Insight Journal 2023, winter 2023, winter issue,
Published January 1, 2024
How to Cite
Malik Muhammad Kashif. (2024). Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence, Kate Crawford. CISS Insight Journal, 11(2), P75-77. Retrieved from https://journal.ciss.org.pk/index.php/ciss-insight/article/view/321

Abstract

In the contemporary digitalized world, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has predominantly evolved, revolutionizing socio-economic, political, government, and military functioning. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the impacts of AI on humans and the environment. During her research journey, Crawford, an Australian tech researcher at the Microsoft Research Lab (MSR), New York, observed various phenomena relevant to the technomism of AI and its implications on society.

The book consists of seven interconnected chapters. Its central theme is that the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) neglects the phenomena of re-virtualization and the technomism of AI, which has affected the environment and society. Various images and geographical maps have been used by the author to explain the epistemic foundation of AI technology.