Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read ZADIE SMITH Jaron Lanier, the world famous Silicon Valley scientist pioneer and high tech genius Sunday Times who first alerted us to the dangers of social media, explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and explains in ten simp

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made

Developing video games hero s journey or fool s errand The creative and technical logistics that go into building today s hottest games can be harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

Dr Kai Fu Lee one of the world s most respected experts on AI and China reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace In AI Superpowers, Kai fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on mathematical modeling a pervasive new force in society that threatens to undermine democracy and widen inequality We live in the age of the algorithm Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives where we go to school, whether we get a car loan,

Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech

Buying groceries, tracking our health, finding a date whatever we want to do, odds are that we can now do it online But few of us realize just how many oversights, biases, and downright ethical nightmares are baked inside the tech products we use every day It s time we change that In Technically

Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs

An insider s account of Apple s creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day several thousand work on Apple s campus in Cupertino, California but only a handful sit at the drawing board Creative Selection recounts the life of

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

A powerful investigative look at data based discrimination and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity The State of Indiana denies one million applications for healthcare, foodstamps and cash benefits in three years because a new computer system interprets any mistake as f