Margaret A. Boden “Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction” – book review

I love the Very Short Introduction book series. Some are worse, some are better : but they often provide a concise overview of a complex subject and an in-depth reading list for those who want to learn more. Boden’s Artificial Intelligence is a particularly good example of A Very Short Introduction. Margaret A. Boden is a recognized expert in the field of artificial intelligence. I’ve … Continue reading Margaret A. Boden “Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction” – book review

John le Carré “Agent Running in the Field” – book review

This book was published in 2019 when John Le Carré was 88 years old. One can only hope to be in such great mental form at his age. It appears there’s nothing like writing a spy novel to keep your brain sharp. Agent Running in the Field is not Le Carré’s best novel: but then, Le Carré at his best is very good indeed. This … Continue reading John le Carré “Agent Running in the Field” – book review

Shoshana Zuboff “The Age of Surveillance Captialism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of AI” – book review

The phrase “surveillance capitalism” has been appearing in the newspapers recently as a way of describing the business practice of Google and Facebook. The phrase was coined by Shoshana Zuboff’s book The Age of Surveillance Captialism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of AI. The book begins with a definition of surveillance capitalism Sur-veil-lance Cap-i-tal-ism, n. A new economic order that … Continue reading Shoshana Zuboff “The Age of Surveillance Captialism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of AI” – book review