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The Resource The Book of Why

The Book of Why

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The Book of Why
Title
The Book of Why
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Summary
A Turing Prize-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence"Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality—the study of cause and effect—on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why
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  • Pearl, Judea
  • Mackenzie, Dana
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Computer Technology
  • Science
  • Nonfiction
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The Book of Why
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781541616981
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Book of Why
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:f80fc644-7411-4a22-92c0-1f12f9cfb4b3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781541616981
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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