The Book of Why by Dana Mackenzie, Judea Pearl
The Book of Why by Dana Mackenzie, Judea Pearl

The Book of Why

The New Science of Cause and Effect
by Dana Mackenzie, Judea Pearl
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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 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.
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About this Edition

Language

English

Publisher

Publication Date

2019

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

418

ISBN

0141982411

ISBN-13

9780141982410