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The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect (Paperback)

By Pearl, Judea
By MacKenzie, Dana

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'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 revolut...ion, 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.
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ISBN 9780141982410
Released AU 20 Aug 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780141982410
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 20 Aug 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pearl, Judea
By MacKenzie, Dana
Category Philosophy Of Mind
Cognitive Theory
Probability & Statistics
Popular Science
Neurosciences (Non-Medical)
Artificial Intelligence
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 122
Weight 315g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Causation
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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