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Hannah Fry

Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine

€12,95

You are accused of a crime.

Who would you rather determined your fate - a human or an algorithm? An algorithm is more consistent and less prone to error of judgement. Yet a human can look you in the eye before passing sentence. Welcome to the age of the algorithm, the story of a not-too-distant future where machines rule supreme, making important decisions - in healthcare, transport, finance, security, what we watch, where we go even who we send to prison.

So how much should we rely on them? What kind of future do we want?Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us. In Hello World she lifts the lid on their inner workings, demonstrates their power, exposes their limitations, and examines whether they really are an improvement on the humans they are replacing.

Format: Paperback
Published: in UK in 2019
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Pages: 320
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781784163068
ISBN 10: 1784163066

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Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine

€12,95