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Category: A.I. book review

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism – Book Review

Kurt Hornburg, September 9th The human consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic are horrific and length of time before a ‘new normal’ is reached is still unknown. Economically, the scale and severity of the crisis is almost without precedent. However, we should also be aware that historically, crises have resulted in changes in powers granted to…
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Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction (by Margaret A. Boden)

42.cx Book Review, Kurt Hornburg, January 27th 2020 In the mid-1830’s Charles Baggage was credited with designing the first digital computer and his colleague Ada Lovelace, developing a prototype of a computer program. Since many of the pioneers of AI were not only mathematicians but also trained as neurologists, psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, Margaret Boden, is…
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Hello World: How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine (by Hannah Fry)

42.cx Book Review, Kurt Hornburg, November 13th 2019 In Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller’s new book “Narrative Economics”, Shiller advocates ‘stories do still matter’ – that narratives based on fact or fiction can go viral and influence the actions of consumers and firms. Hence, economists should pay more attention to people’s narratives and be better…
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