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  Automating empathy: decoding technologies that gauge intimate life
McStay A., Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2023. 304 pp.  Type: Book (0197615554)

This book is a travel guide to the future. It is a scholarly reimagination of life in the age of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technologies. It made my head hurt and my heart ache....

Jan 17 2024
   The age of prediction: algorithms, AI, and the shifting shadows of risk
Tulchinsky I., Mason C., MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2023. 232 pp.  Type: Book (026204773X)

Minority Report, a film directed by Steven Spielberg, was released in 2002. The story is set in a futuristic Washington, D.C., in the year 2054, where a specialized police department known as the PreCrime Division uses three psychics, calle...

Dec 15 2023
  The impact of artificial intelligence on human rights legislation: a plea for an AI convention
Gordon J., Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2023. 101 pp.  Type: Book (3031313879)

In this easy read on artificial intelligence (AI), human rights, and robot rights, the author states different arguments from many different points of view. He refers to this futuristic topic in a very objective way. The main idea of the book is t...

Dec 13 2023
  Should robots have rights or rites?
Kim T., Strudler A. Communications of the ACM 66(6): 78-85, 2023.  Type: Article

Imagining a future where robots routinely interact with people has raised debate about whether robots deserve special treatment, and eventually rights. Instead of discussing the legal status of robots, the authors propose a view rooted in Confucia...

Aug 18 2023
  Technology’s child: digital media’s role in the ages and stages of growing up
Davis K., MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2023. 256 pp.  Type: Book (0262046962)

The title of this interesting work presents the author’s basic idea: to bring readers closer to understanding the digital media environment’s impact on our lives, from the early days to full maturity. It is amazing how easy this book i...

Jul 21 2023
  Applying the metaverse
Kirkpatrick K. Communications of the ACM 65(11): 16-18, 2022.  Type: Article

The introductory article “Applying the metaverse” provides a brief summary of the state of the art, giving some references that, if insufficient, are useful. As mentioned in the article, James Kaplan, cofounder and chief executive offi...

Jul 13 2023
   Prophets of computing: visions of society transformed by computing
van Lente D., ACM Books, New York, NY, 2022. 556 pp.  Type: Book (1450398154)

The dramatic rise of digital computers in the second half of the 20th century did not just happen. This profound change was driven by governments and a number of inspired individuals, with levels of success varying across different countries and c...

Jul 4 2023
  Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the fight against world hunger
Kugler L. Communications of the ACM 65(2): 17-19, 2022.  Type: Article

In this provocative article, Kugler offers an in-depth examination of the tremendous impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in solving one of humanity’s most important problems: world hunger. This study explores how thes...

Jun 26 2023
  The many facets of data equity
Jagadish H., Stoyanovich J., Howe B. Journal of Data and Information Quality 14(4): 1-21, 2022.  Type: Article

Jagadish et al. take a complex topic and break it down into easily digested portions, digging into each in such a way that gives readers a solid overview. They take a strong perspective: we as computer scientists (and I’m including anyone wo...

Jun 20 2023
   Beyond data: reclaiming human rights at the dawn of the metaverse
Renieris E., MIT Press, Cambridge,MA, 2023. 240 pp.  Type: Book (9780262047821)

This book is a short, focused essay on data security and privacy. The author makes it clear that these are two separate matters that are often in conflict both in practice and in law. Each of the book’s three major sections emphasizes a diff...

May 11 2023
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