Narrator Joe Knezevich's even, restrained tone and mastery of timing help make this enlightening audiobook a smooth, fast listen--which is no small feat, considering its high-tech subject matter. But don't let the title throw you; this is not a coder polemic, and you won't have to rewind complex passages for a second listen. Author Hosanagar weaves together examples of how algorithms (basically a series of mathematical steps) are powerful controllers of human behavior. From "If you like X, you'll like Y" algorithms to the code for driverless cars, from programs created by experts to applications capable of deep learning, Hosanagar simplifies the methodology and highlights his concerns about rogue algorithms and biased code. Then, backed by data, anecdotes, and personal history, Hosanagar suggests a path for self-regulation. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2019]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9781984842466 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9781984842473 $47.50
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