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  • Hello World

  • How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine
  • By: Hannah Fry
  • Narrated by: Hannah Fry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
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Welcome to the age of the algorithm, the story of a not-too-distant future where machines rule supreme, making important decisions - in health care, transport, finance, security, what we watch, where we go, even whom we send to prison. So how much should we rely on them? What kind of future do we want? Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us. In Hello World she lifts the lid on their inner workings, demonstrates their power, exposes their limitations and examines whether they really are an improvement on the humans they are replacing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting book read by the author

  • By RynGibbs on 09-05-2019

Engaging, Insightful and a Little Bit Terrifying

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Reviewed: 03-05-2019

Hello World is a masterpiece that tells the stories of the many algorithms and neural networks that work behind the scenes in our day to day lives. While most of these machines are created with good intentions, learning the extent of their knowledge and their capacity for error is often a sobering experience.