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,

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

A chilling, globe spanning detective story, tracking an elite group of Russian hackers and the future of global warfare n nIn 2014, the world witnessed the start of an escalating series of cyberattacks Targeting American utility companies, NATO, and electric grids in Eastern Europe, the strikes becam

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

Hit Refresh

As told by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh is the story of corporate change and reinvention as well as the story of Nadella s personal journey, one that is taking place today inside a storied technology company, and one that is coming in all of our lives as intelligent machines become

Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy

An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here n nAuthored by Product Managers at Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, Swipe to Unlock is a guide which enables anyone to understand the core concepts of tech and the business strategy behind it in order to succeed in the tech industry or even

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

Liar s Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent expos of life inside the tech bubble, from industry provocateur Antonio Garc a Mart nez, a former Twitter advisor, Facebook product manager and startup founder CEO n nThe reality is, Silicon Valley capitalism is very simple n nInvestors are peopl

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place

AS HEARD ON NPR S SCIENCE FRIDAY n nDiscover the book that Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink, and Adam Grant want you to read this year, an accessible, informative, and hilarious introduction to the weird and wonderful world of artificial intelligence Ryan North You look like a thing