Review: Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are

The premise of this book is that data gleaned online from Google and less so, other sites such as Facebook and porn sites reveal new insights about our human behavior that have eluded traditional research and resulting data sets. Of course, this makes sense: in the privacy of our homes, we are free to search online for whatever we desire—free from the judging eyes of others. Without any social forces

2017-07-31T12:07:13+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Book Review, Computer Science, Consumer Behavior, Data Science, Pop Culture, Social Science, Technology|Comments Off on Review: Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are

Review: Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom My rating: 4 of 5 stars Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom reads a bit like a textbook. And unless you're already passionate about the topic, it requires patience and perseverance to get through it. While the content is complex, the structure is simple and straightforward, making Superintelligence easy to follow. I'm not an AI expert; I picked up this book to learn. And that's

2017-07-08T19:58:03+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Computer Science, Nonfiction, Technology|Comments Off on Review: Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Review: Algorithms to Live By: What Computers Can Teach Us About Solving Human Problems

Algorithms to Live By: What Computers Can Teach Us About Solving Human Problems by Brian Christian My rating: 4 of 5 stars Most of our decision-making happens unconsciously. Our autopilot mode works wonders a lot of the time. But sometimes not-so-much. Moving our brains from automatic mode to contemplative or "let's stop a moment and think about this" mode, can lead to better decisions and better outcomes.Algorithms to Live By

2017-07-08T19:49:15+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Computer Science, Nonfiction, Psychology|Comments Off on Review: Algorithms to Live By: What Computers Can Teach Us About Solving Human Problems
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