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The Resource Hello world : being human in the age of algorithms, Hannah Fry

Hello world : being human in the age of algorithms, Hannah Fry

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Hello world : being human in the age of algorithms
Title
Hello world
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being human in the age of algorithms
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Hannah Fry
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Language
eng
Summary
If you were accused of a crime, who would you rather decide your sentence--a mathematically consistent algorithm incapable of empathy or a compassionate human judge prone to bias and error? What if you want to buy a driverless car and must choose between one programmed to save as many lives as possible and another that prioritizes the lives of its own passengers? And would you agree to share your family's full medical history if you were told that it would help researchers find a cure for cancer? These are just some of the dilemmas that we are beginning to face as we approach the age of the algorithm, when it feels as if the machines reign supreme. Already, these lines of code are telling us what to watch, where to go, whom to date, and even whom to send to jail. But as we rely on algorithms to automate big, important decision--in crime, justice, healthcare, transportation, and money--they raise questions about what we want our world to look like. What matters most: Helping doctors with diagnosis or preserving privacy? Protecting victims of crime or preventing innocent people being falsely accused? Hello World takes us on a tour through the good, the bad, and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us on a daily basis. Mathematician Hannah Fry reveals their inner workings, showing us how algorithms are written and implemented, and demonstrates the ways in which human bias can literally be written into the code. By weaving in relatable, real-world stories with accessible explanations of the underlying mathematics that power algorithms, Hello World helps us to determine their power, expose their limitations, and examine whether they really are an improvement on the human systems they replace. -- From Dust jacket flaps
Summary
A mathematician takes readers on a tour of the algorithms that automate our modern decisions, telling us what to watch and where to go and describes their inner workings, their limitations and the ways they can improve human systems
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Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
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10733949
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DLC
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Fry, Hannah
Dewey number
303.48/3
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • T14.5
  • T14.5.F788
LC item number
  • .F788 2018
  • H45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
T 14.5 F788 2018
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  • Algorithms
  • Algorithms
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Algorithms
  • Technology
  • Technology
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adult
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being human in the age of algorithms
Label
Hello world : being human in the age of algorithms, Hannah Fry
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Power
  • Data
  • Justice
  • Medicine
  • Cars
  • Crime
  • Art
Control code
on1047531088
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780393634990
Lccn
2018029663
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99977819591
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1047531088
Label
Hello world : being human in the age of algorithms, Hannah Fry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Power
  • Data
  • Justice
  • Medicine
  • Cars
  • Crime
  • Art
Control code
on1047531088
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780393634990
Lccn
2018029663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99977819591
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1047531088

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