Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

by Hannah Fry


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"A beautifully accessible guide.… One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms."—Times (UK)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society Investment Science Book Prize

Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize

When it comes to artificial intelligence, we either hear of a paradise on earth or of our imminent extinction. It’s time we stand face-to-digital-face with the true powers and limitations of the algorithms that already automate important decisions in healthcare, transportation, crime, and commerce. Hello World is indispensable preparation for the moral quandaries of a world run by code, and with the unfailingly entertaining Hannah Fry as our guide, we’ll be discussing these issues long after the last page is turned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393357363
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 102,276
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Hannah Fry is an associate professor in the mathematics of cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London. A regular presenter for the BBC, she lives in London and tweets @FryRsquared.

Table of Contents

A note on the title ix

Introduction 1

Power 5

Data 25

Justice 49

Medicine 79

Cars 113

Crime 141

Art 175

Conclusion 197

Acknowledgements 203

Photograph Credits 207

Notes 209

Index 235

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