Here’s a quick heads-up. Hello World is another book about algorithms, but one with a difference: it’s written by a mathematician. The result is an interesting perspective on why AI algorithms yield skewed results even when the data they’ve learnt from is as unbiased as possible.
The author, Hannah Fry, writes engagingly, so although the subject matter is about complex issues, it’s an easy read.
I’ve written a review of the book for Teach Secondary, and have been told that will appear in print in November 2019.
More brief reviews:
Hello World, by Hannah Fry, offers an interesting perspective on some of the problems besetting artificial intelligence algorithms.
This is a very interesting, thought-provoking and readable book. I’ve only read 25% so far, but it’s looking good so far.
This book lifts the lid on the practices that various media use to promulgate fake news even while appearing to be squeaky clean.
Here’s a quick look at How to think like a coder, by Jim Christian.
Here is a short review of this book about algorithms.
This is one of a current spate of books about the in-built bias found in many automated processes.
Here’s a quick look at a book which takes you through the Arduino.
Some notes about this new book, plus information about a special discount to subscribers of the Digital Education newsletter, and a great prize draw coming up.