[visionlist] New book “Artificial Intelligence Science and Society Part C” (Amazon/Kindle) presenting the social impact of AI

Ioanna Koroni ioannakoroni at csd.auth.gr
Wed Dec 14 10:25:15 -04 2022

Dear AI professional, student, enthusiast,

AI Science and Engineering is un upcoming scientific discipline that can fuse AI, brain and mind studies and social engineering in a new scientific discipline. It has huge impact on both our society and environment.    The new book “Artificial Intelligence Science and Society” consists of four volumes (parts) debating all technical and social grand challenges of AI Science and Engineering in an understandable and scientifically accurate manner. They are published in Amazon/Kindle.

The third volume “Artificial Intelligence Science and Society Part C: AI Science and Society“ (335 pages) https://www.amazon.com/dp/9609156487?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860 overviews the immense social impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Information Technologies (IT), towards the formation of ‘Information and Knowledge societies’. It presents various hot topics on Digital Markets (e.g., intellectual property, identity, online marketing, finance and economics, AI and IT economics, cryptocurrencies, NFTs), Civil Rights (privacy protection, Justice, digital crime), Politics and Democracy (computational politics, societal and political networks, political activism, war and peace, advanced warfare, revolution, Geopolitics), Social Media (meta-societies, social activism, irrationalism and anti-elitism, virtual communities, disinformation, fake data, news and e-agora), AI in Arts (deep arts, computational aesthetics, media production, music and dance), Education and Research, Economy and Management (digital governance, industry, labor), AI and liberal studies (AI ethics and Philosophy, digital humanities computational history, computational sociology, Religion, religious practice and art).  Furthermore, trustworthy AI methods addressing many of the above challenges are overviewed.

This book part requires no particular background on liberal studies. It is scientifically precise and clarifies many misunderstandings and wrong concepts that can be routinely found in the related literature. 

Here is just an indicative list of few of the debated topics and grand AI challenges:
•	Can we develop a ‘Mind and Social Science and Engineering’ discipline in liberal studies?
•	Can Virtual Reality truly empower meta-societies or is it just a hype? 
•	How can we not only protect but also monetize our personal data?
•	Can AI help devising new political systems? (Part C)
•	How the Generalized OnLine Affect and Cognition (GOLAC) disorder fuels irrationalism, anti-elitism? 
•	How company policies promote social media disinformation?
•	What is currently at stake in the interface between technology and Geopolitics?

Part C Table of contents  (335 pages): Identity, Intellectual Property,Privacy protection, Fake data, News and Agora, Media Production and Streaming, Music and Dance, Digital Humanities, Ex machina Arts, Computational Aesthetics, Research, Research Dissemination, Morphosis, Educational Methods, Education and Society, Truth, Justice, Digital Crime, Digital Markets,Online Marketing, Finance and Economics, AI and IT Economics, Cryptocurrencies, Non-Fungible Tokens, Digital Governance, Industry, Labor, Meta-agoras and Meta-societies, Politics and Democracy, Computational Politics, Societal and Political Networks, Social Activism, Irrationalism and Anti-elitism, Virtual Communities and Disinformation, Political Activism, Computational History, Computational Social Science, Ethics and Philosophy, Religion, Religious Practice and AI, Religious Art, War and Peace, Advanced Warfare, Revolution, Geopolitics, Trustworthy AI, Information and Knowledge society.

The analysis of the societal impact of AI is grounded on two pillars: a) AI Science and Engineering (overviewed in Part A of this book and b) the relation of AI Science to human mind and intelligence (Part B). It provides the necessary societal background to study the impact of AI and Information Science on our environment (Part D):
•	“Artificial Intelligence Science and Society Part A: Introduction to AI Science and Information Technology“ https://www.amazon.com/dp/9609156460?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860
•	“Artificial Intelligence Science and Society Part B: AI Science, Mind and Humans“ (276 pages) https://www.amazon.com/dp/9609156479?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860
•	“Artificial Intelligence Science and Society Part D: AI Science and the Environment“ (177 pages) https://www.amazon.com/dp/9609156495?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860
The four book volumes debate and try to forecast the future of AI Science and Engineering, as well as the upcoming Mind and Social Science and Engineering.

About the author: This book is a result of a two-year effort by Prof. Ioannis. Pitas (IEEE fellow, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, EURASIP fellow) and was influenced by his being principal investigator of 75+ R&D projects on Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Digital Media and chairing the International AI Doctoral Academy (AIDA). Prof. I. Pitas is Director of the  Artificial Intelligence and Information Analysis (AIIA) lab at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece. He was chair and initiator of the IEEE Autonomous Systems Initiative (ASI). He has (co-)authored 15 books, 45 book chapters and over 950 papers in the above topics. He has 34500+ citations to his work and h-index 87+. He is ranked 319 worldwide and first in Greece in the field of Computer Science (2022).

Prof. Ioannis Pitas

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