System Error

System Error

  • Author : Rob Reich,Mehran Sahami,Jeremy M. Weinstein
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0063066203
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"System Error is a triumph: an analysis of the critical challenges facing our digital society that is as accessible as it is sophisticated." — Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America A forward-thinking manifesto from three Stanford professors—experts who have worked at ground zero of the tech revolution for decades—which reveals how big tech’s obsession with optimization and efficiency has sacrificed fundamental human values and outlines steps we can take to change course, renew our democracy, and save ourselves. In no more than the blink of an eye, a naïve optimism about technology’s liberating potential has given way to a dystopian obsession with biased algorithms, surveillance capitalism, and job-displacing robots. Yet too few of us see any alternative to accepting the onward march of technology. We have simply accepted a technological future designed for us by technologists, the venture capitalists who fund them, and the politicians who give them free rein. It doesn’t need to be this way. System Error exposes the root of our current predicament: how big tech’s relentless focus on optimization is driving a future that reinforces discrimination, erodes privacy, displaces workers, and pollutes the information we get. This optimization mindset substitutes what companies care about for the values that we as a democratic society might choose to prioritize. Well-intentioned optimizers fail to measure all that is meaningful and, when their creative disruptions achieve great scale, they impose their values upon the rest of us. Armed with an understanding of how technologists think and exercise their power, three Stanford professors—a philosopher working at the intersection of tech and ethics, a political scientist who served under Obama, and the director of the undergraduate Computer Science program at Stanford (also an early Google engineer)—reveal how we can hold that power to account. Troubled by the values that permeate the university’s student body and its culture, they worked together to chart a new path forward, creating a popular course to transform how tomorrow’s technologists approach their profession. Now, as the dominance of big tech becomes an explosive societal conundrum, they share their provocative insights and concrete solutions to help everyone understand what is happening, what is at stake, and what we can do to control technology instead of letting it control us.

Strangers Drowning

Strangers Drowning [Larissa MacFarquhar]

  • Author : Larissa MacFarquhar
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0698195604
What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical … GET BOOK
Just Giving

Just Giving [Rob Reich]

  • Author : Rob Reich
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0691184399
The troubling ethics and politics of philanthropy Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today’s democracy? Though we may laud wealthy individu … GET BOOK
Always On

Always On [Rory Cellan-Jones]

  • Author : Rory Cellan-Jones
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1472981189
'Delightfully insightful and intensely readable [...] There is an energy and drama to Rory's writing which nonetheless leaves space for us, the reader, to … GET BOOK
Digital Technology and Democratic Theory

Digital Technology and Democratic Theory [Lucy Bernholz,Hélène Landemore,Rob Reich]

  • Author : Lucy Bernholz,Hélène Landemore,Rob Reich
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 344
  • ISBN-10 : 022674860X
One of the most far-reaching transformations in our era is the wave of digital technologies rolling over—and upending—nearly every aspect of life. Work … GET BOOK
Regulating Big Tech

Regulating Big Tech [Martin Moore,Damian Tambini]

  • Author : Martin Moore,Damian Tambini
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0197616127
Selected chapters from this book are published open access and free to read or download from Oxford Scholarship Online, https://oxford.universitypressschol … GET BOOK
Which Side of History?

Which Side of History? [James P. Steyer]

  • Author : James P. Steyer
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 179720517X
Which Side of History? offers a collection of bold essays on how technology is affecting democracy, society, and our future. Featuring prominent national v … GET BOOK
The Unintended Consequences of Technology

The Unintended Consequences of Technology [Chris Ategeka]

  • Author : Chris Ategeka
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1119817609
Discover the technologies and trends that threaten humanity and our planet--- and how we can rein them back in, together In The Unintended Consequences of … GET BOOK
Your Computer Is on Fire

Your Computer Is on Fire [Thomas S. Mullaney,Benjamin Peters,Mar Hicks,Kavita Philip]

  • Author : Thomas S. Mullaney,Benjamin Peters,Mar Hicks,Kavita Philip
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 0262360780
Techno-utopianism is dead: Now is the time to pay attention to the inequality, marginalization, and biases woven into our technological systems. This book … GET BOOK
This Brave New World

This Brave New World [Anja Manuel]

  • Author : Anja Manuel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 1501121995
“By turns alarming and encouraging…Manuel delineates with clarity [why] the US must attend closely to…harmonious future relations with China and Indi … GET BOOK
After the Gig

After the Gig [Juliet Schor]

  • Author : Juliet Schor
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0520974220
How to make the sharing economy work for everyone When the “sharing economy” launched a decade ago, proponents claimed that it would transform the expe … GET BOOK
Tech Panic

Tech Panic [Robby Soave]

  • Author : Robby Soave
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1982159618
From award-winning journalist and author of the “methodical, earnest, and insightful” (The Guardian) Panic Attack, an examination of recent kneejerk ca … GET BOOK
Economics in Perspective

Economics in Perspective [John Kenneth Galbraith]

  • Author : John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 1400889073
In Economics in Perspective, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith presents a compelling and accessible history of economic ideas, from Aristotle throu … GET BOOK
Terms of Disservice

Terms of Disservice [Dipayan Ghosh]

  • Author : Dipayan Ghosh
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0815737661
Designing a new digital social contract for our technological future High technology presents a paradox. In just a few decades, it has transformed the worl … GET BOOK
Missed Information

Missed Information [David Sarokin,Jay Schulkin]

  • Author : David Sarokin,Jay Schulkin
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Total Pages : 264
  • ISBN-10 : 026233626X
How better information and better access to it improves the quality of our decisions and makes for a more vibrant participatory society. Information is pow … GET BOOK
Occupy the Future

Occupy the Future [David Grusky,Doug McAdam,Rob Reich,Debra Satz]

  • Author : David Grusky,Doug McAdam,Rob Reich,Debra Satz
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 296
  • ISBN-10 : 0262305151
How the Occupy movement has challenged the gap between American principles and American practice—and how we can realize our most cherished ideals. The Oc … GET BOOK
Rigged

Rigged [Mollie Hemingway]

  • Author : Mollie Hemingway
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 448
  • ISBN-10 : 1684512638
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER JUSTICE ON TRIAL Stunned by the turbulence of the 2020 election, millions of Americans are asking the forbidd … GET BOOK
Fatal System Error

Fatal System Error [Joseph Menn]

  • Author : Joseph Menn
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1610390083
In 2004, a California computer whiz named Barrett Lyon uncovered the identity of a hacker running major assaults on business websites. Without fully graspi … GET BOOK
Ebony and Ivy

Ebony and Ivy [Craig Steven Wilder]

  • Author : Craig Steven Wilder
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1608193837
A groundbreaking exploration of the intertwined histories of slavery, racism, and higher education in America, from a leading African American historian. A … GET BOOK
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster [Bill Gates]

  • Author : Bill Gates
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 0735280452
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible- … GET BOOK
New Laws of Robotics

New Laws of Robotics [Frank Pasquale]

  • Author : Frank Pasquale
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0674250044
AI is poised to disrupt our work and our lives. We can harness these technologies rather than fall captive to them—but only through wise regulation. Too … GET BOOK
The Digital Silk Road

The Digital Silk Road [Jonathan E. Hillman]

  • Author : Jonathan E. Hillman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0063046296
An expert on China’s global infrastructure expansion provides an urgent look at the battle to connect and control tomorrow’s networks. From the ocean f … GET BOOK
Human-Centered Data Science

Human-Centered Data Science [Cecilia Aragon,Shion Guha,Marina Kogan,Michael Muller,Gina Neff]

  • Author : Cecilia Aragon,Shion Guha,Marina Kogan,Michael Muller,Gina Neff
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 200
  • ISBN-10 : 0262367599
Best practices for addressing the bias and inequality that may result from the automated collection, analysis, and distribution of large datasets. Human-ce … GET BOOK
Seeing Silicon Valley

Seeing Silicon Valley [Mary Beth Meehan,Fred Turner]

  • Author : Mary Beth Meehan,Fred Turner
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Photography
  • Total Pages : 112
  • ISBN-10 : 022678651X
Acclaimed photographer Mary Beth Meehan and Silicon Valley culture expert Fred Turner join forces to give us an unseen view of the heart of the tech world. … GET BOOK
Redesigning AI

Redesigning AI [Daron Acemoglu]

  • Author : Daron Acemoglu
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 1946511633
A look at how new technologies can be put to use in the creation of a more just society. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not likely to make humans redundan … GET BOOK
The Car Hacker's Handbook

The Car Hacker's Handbook [Craig Smith]

  • Author : Craig Smith
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1593277709
Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Infotainment and navigation systems, Wi-Fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations aim to make driv … GET BOOK
Designing Data-Intensive Applications

Designing Data-Intensive Applications [Martin Kleppmann]

  • Author : Martin Kleppmann
  • Publisher : \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: N.a
  • Total Pages : 616
  • ISBN-10 : 1491903104
Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, ef … GET BOOK
Rewire Your Brain

Rewire Your Brain [John B. Arden]

  • Author : John B. Arden
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 9780470569849
How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and … GET BOOK
The Secret Life of Groceries

The Secret Life of Groceries [Benjamin Lorr]

  • Author : Benjamin Lorr
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0553459406
In the tradition of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore's Dilemma, an extraordinary investigation into the human lives at the heart of the American grocery s … GET BOOK
The Great Guide

The Great Guide [Julian Baggini]

  • Author : Julian Baggini
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 328
  • ISBN-10 : 0691211205
Invaluable wisdom on living a good life from one of the Enlightenment's greatest philosophers David Hume (1711–1776) is perhaps best known for his ideas … GET BOOK
Robot Rules

Robot Rules [Jacob Turner]

  • Author : Jacob Turner
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 377
  • ISBN-10 : 3319962353
This book explains why AI is unique, what legal and ethical problems it could cause, and how we can address them. It argues that AI is unlike any other pre … GET BOOK
Masters of Scale

Masters of Scale [Reid Hoffman]

  • Author : Reid Hoffman
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0593239091
What can you learn from a Silicon Valley legend and a pantheon of iconic leaders? The key to scaling a successful business isn’t talent, network, or stra … GET BOOK
Designing Your Life

Designing Your Life [Bill Burnett,Dave Evans]

  • Author : Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 110187533X
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create wor … GET BOOK
Text Mining

Text Mining [Ashok N. Srivastava,Mehran Sahami]

  • Author : Ashok N. Srivastava,Mehran Sahami
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 328
  • ISBN-10 : 9781420059458
The Definitive Resource on Text Mining Theory and Applications from Foremost Researchers in the Field Giving a broad perspective of the field from numerous … GET BOOK
Captive Audience

Captive Audience [Susan Crawford]

  • Author : Susan Crawford
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0300167377
Ten years ago, the United States stood at the forefront of the Internet revolution. With some of the fastest speeds and lowest prices in the world for high … GET BOOK
The End of Everything

The End of Everything [Katie Mack]

  • Author : Katie Mack
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1982103566
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY * THE WASHINGTON POST * THE ECONOMIST * NEW SCIENTIST * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * THE GUAR … GET BOOK
Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey

Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey [Florence Williams]

  • Author : Florence Williams
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1324003499
Florence Williams explores the fascinating, cutting-edge science of heartbreak while seeking creative ways to mend her own. When her twenty-five-year marri … GET BOOK
Failure to Communicate

Failure to Communicate [Holly Weeks]

  • Author : Holly Weeks
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1422166457
Your stomach's churning; you're hyperventilating -- you're in a badly deteriorating conversation at work. Such exchanges, which run the gamut from firing s … GET BOOK
Laboratories of Autocracy

Laboratories of Autocracy [David Pepper]

  • Author : David Pepper
  • Publisher : St. Helena Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 452
  • ISBN-10 : 1662919581
“It’s the statehouses, stupid.” Laboratories of Autocracy shows that far more than the high-profile antics of politicians like Marjorie Taylor Greene … GET BOOK
Risk

Risk [Stanley McChrystal,Anna Butrico]

  • Author : Stanley McChrystal,Anna Butrico
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0593192214
From the bestselling author of Team of Teams and My Share of the Task, an entirely new way to understand risk and master the unknown. Retired four-star gen … GET BOOK