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Meredith Broussard is an Assistant Professor in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. A former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer and software developer at ATT Bell Labs and the MIT Media Lab, she has written articles and essays for the Atlantic, Harper's, mostrar mais Slate, the Washington Post, and other publications. mostrar menos

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xfitkitten | 1 outra crítica | Oct 17, 2023 |
This is much more of an “it’s not you, it’s me” rating. I’ve renewed this book three times and have struggled to get into it, despite being very interested in the material. So I would not discourage you from reading it.
rabbitprincess | 5 outras críticas | Dec 29, 2020 |
This was excellent. I learned a lot and got mad a lot and learned a very important word: technochauvanism-the belief that tech is always the answer. Of course this belief also has an impact on the people left out of tech-basically anyone who isn’t a white, straight cis male.

There are very important stories in here about classroom textbooks and standardized testing, the Titanic and predicting who would die in the disaster and why you can never predict something with 100% confidence, why self-driving cars will never work and why we won’t want to drive them anyway, and an interesting history of the tech movement and why we have the current white, straight cis male dominated field of tech.

Highly recommend this book. Not too technical for people who have never programmed anything-heck you can even do some beginner programming if you want because the author teaches you how.

Tech is not going to save the world, people are.
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kirkspocks | 5 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2020 |
Why computers are not as smart as people assume, and why real artificial intelligence is not in our immediate futures. talks about how the biases and assumptions of developers colors the tech we use and rely on.
lilibrarian | 5 outras críticas | Oct 5, 2020 |


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