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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Katie Ireland
September 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester
- Book: ARTIFICIAL UNINTELLIGENCE: HOW COMPUTERS MISUNDERSTAND THE WORLD by Meredith Broussard
- Discussion Leader: Dr. Katie Ireland, Willson Center Digital Humanities Lab Outreach Coordinator
- Date: Tuesday, September 27, 6-8 p.m.
- Location: Moore Hall 116
- Description: In Artificial Unintelligence, Meredith Broussard argues that our collective enthusiasm for applying computer technology to every aspect of life has resulted in a tremendous amount of poorly designed systems. We are so eager to do everything digitally—hiring, driving, paying bills, even choosing romantic partners—that we have stopped demanding that our technology actually work. Broussard, a software developer and journalist, reminds us that there are fundamental limits to what we can (and should) do with technology. With this book, she offers a guide to understanding the inner workings and outer limits of technology—and issues a warning that we should never assume that computers always get things right.
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