“Machines will be capable, within twenty years, of doing any work a man can do.” This was the confident pronouncement of artificial intelligence pioneer Herb Simon in 1965.
“The Book of Why offers a popular science history and explanation of the mathematics of causation. . . . written in a simple and entertaining style . . .”
From social media to Netflix AI has already infiltrated our daily lives. . . . Are we on the threshold of an AI dominated reality? . . . Will humans be superseded by AI?
“No one seems to have an answer for the hyper-technological web that infuses every aspect of modern life, and indeed it often appears as if many people don’t want one as long as the program
“[W]hat the author does is make a cohesive thesis here and amend, bolster, ratify it with the intelligence and findings of others. The whole is his, and his alone.
The Digital Plenitude: The Decline of Elite Culture and the Rise of New Media by Jay David Bolter is a book about exactly that: the decline of one thing and the rise of another.
“aggregating thousands of small pieces of evidence scattered in diverse historical and modern sources to build an illuminating context in which we can begin to fathom our emotional states e
“A must read, Gray Day is a well told tale that allows us to spy on the spies, if you will, to see from the inside what it takes to defeat counterintelligence attempts to compromis
“Those willing to look at the human sexual condition and how it may be affected by the emergence of mechanical sex partners will find a fascinatingly deep dive into this subject in Turn
All of us know that autonomous self-driving cars are being actively tested and will be coming to roads near us very soon.
It seems as if you can hardly go a day without reading about self-driving vehicles.
Shortly after he was inaugurated, President Donald Trump tweeted that the press was the “enemy of the people” because, he claimed, they made up news.
“‘Who owns the engines of the economy, and how are they governed?’”
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science devoted to creating computer systems that perform tasks characteristic of human intelligence. And one of the hottest questions around AI
“As the old power model works to insinuate itself like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the ‘new power’ in the equation may be the discovery that we already have it.”
The concept of “the digital divide” originated in the 1990s and has over the years had multiple definitions.
In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble clearly explains how search engines, used by billions daily, are not an innocent, neutral vehicle by which to search for information.
Rediscover the joy of daydreaming and awaken your creative self through Manoush Zomorodi’s guide to unleash from digital demons.
Hard as it is to believe, the iPhone is a decade old. It seems as though everyone has been talking on one, walking head down staring at one, or taking photos with one forever.
“Why are futurists so often wrong, and why do we even listen to them given their poor track record?”
Reckoning with Matter focuses on two inventors Blaise Pascal and Charles Babbage, and their efforts in the invention and construction of mechanical calculators.
Author Adam Segal dives into the political and technical details of nation-state cyber hacking addressing complex issues in great detail with numerous references; however detail does not lead to an
At times, the most difficult but important books to read are the ones that hold a mirror to our lives and parenting behaviors. Glow Kids by Nicholas Karadaras is just such a book.
In Our Own Image will make accessible to readers many of the complex issues behind artificial intelligence (AI).
On May 12, 2015, two big events occurred in the digital universe.