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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
Identifying informative tweets during a pandemic via a topic-aware neural language model
Gao W., Li L., Tao X., Zhou J., Tao J. World Wide Web 2655-70, 2023. Type: Article
Years ago, when Twitter was a new social media tool, I reviewed an article for
that looked at how tweets can be used in emergency situations. This new paper follows along similar lines: Twitter can be used to help with spe...
Apr 28 2023
Synthetic friends: a philosophy of human-machine friendship
Kempt H., Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2022. 220 pp. Type: Book (3031136306)
The relationships between human beings and robots have been a significant part of science fiction since Isaac Asimov’s robot stories and novels, starting in 1950, and movies and television shows like
Apr 13 2023
A hacker’s mind: how the powerful bend society’s rules, and how to bend them back
Schneier B., W. W. Norton, New York, NY, 2023. 304 pp. Type: Book (0393866661)
By thinking like a hacker, that is, understanding why and how complex systems can fail by finding and taking unfair advantage of imperfections, we might be able to minimize or eliminate unwanted and potentially catastrophic misuse. Common examples...
Mar 29 2023
IoT for sustainable smart cities and society
Rodrigues J., Agarwal P., Khanna K., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2022. 338 pp. Type: Book (303089553X)
Before reading this review, take two minutes to reflect upon the following questions:...
Feb 28 2023
AI 2041: ten visions for our future
Lee K., Qiufan C., Currency, New York, NY, 2021. 480 pp. Type: Book (978-0-593238-29-5)
combines fiction and nonfiction in a satisfyingly long and dense book that attempts to depict artificial intelligence (AI) two decades from now. The first component, by Chen Qiufan (Stanley Chan), consists of ten short stories in a ...
Dec 14 2022
Religion and the technological future: an introduction to biohacking, artificial intelligence, and transhumanism
Mercer C., Trothen T., Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland, 2021. 283 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030623-58-6)
When a professor of religion in North Carolina and a professor of ethics in Canada walk into a bar--oops, make that a classroom--what do they talk about? Apparently, they are interested in the power of “biohacking,” defined a...
Dec 16 2021
Tools and weapons: the promise and the peril of the digital age
Smith B., Browne C., Penguin Press, London, UK, 2019. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-1-984877-71-0)
Digital technology is both a sword and a plowshare. It is disruptive both in positive and negative ways, often at the same time. This book is a superbly written assembly of stories describing how Microsoft, often in partnership with ot...
Feb 13 2020
Technology and the intelligence community: challenges and advances for the 21st century
Kosal M., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 287 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319752-31-0)
If you have no background in the US intelligence community and your interests include the history, ethics, and organizational dynamics of intelligence agencies, you will find this book interesting. Technical intelligence began as a sup...
Feb 19 2019
The stuff of bits
Dourish P. (ed), MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. Type: Book (9780262036207)
We live in the Information Age, but that does not mean everything is virtual. We use our computers, which are physical entities. These computers are connected to data centers scattered across the globe, and these are physical entities....
Sep 26 2017
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