Cody Hennesy gave a thumbs up to Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World by Meredith Broussard in the latest installment of Read This Book from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
In the book, Broussard argues that our collective enthusiasm for applying computer technology to every aspect of life has resulted in a tremendous amount of poorly designed systems. We are so eager to do everything digitally — hiring, driving, paying bills, even choosing romantic partners — that we have stopped demanding that our technology actually work.
Hennesy was joined by Read This Book host, Lisa Von Drasek.
About Lisa Von Drasek and Cody Hennesy
Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries and host of Read This Book! Cody Hennesy is the Journalism & Digital Media Librarian at University of Minnesota Libraries.
About Read This Book!
Read This Book! is a video podcast produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries. It is available on YouTube and iTunes. Audio from Read This Book! is available on iTunes at Von Drasek’s The Blue Ox Review podcast.[powerpress_playlist type=”audio” channel=”read-audio” height=”200″]
Host Lisa Von Drasek and guests review books from various genres: including children's literature, cookbooks, science, mysteries, and popular literature. This audio podcast also includes episodes from the video podcast, Read This Book!, also hosted by Lisa Von Drasek.