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Author Reich, Rob, author.

Title System error : where big tech went wrong and how we can reboot / Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami, and Jeremy M. Weinstein.

Publication Info. New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
2 holds on first copy returned of 7 copies


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 Enfield, Main Library - New Materials  303.483 REI    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Materials  303.48 REICH    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult New Nonfiction  303.483 REICH    DUE 12-09-21
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - New Materials  303.483 REICH    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - New Materials  NEW 303.483 REICH    DUE 01-03-22
 South Windsor Public Library - New Materials  338.476 REICH    DUE 12-27-21
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials  303.483 REICH    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xxxii, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "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. Armed with an understanding of how technologists think and exercise their power, three Stanford professors 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.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-304) and index.
Contents part I. Decoding the technologies: The imperfections of the optimization mindset ; The problematic marriage of hackers and venture capitalists ; The winner-take-all race between disruption and democracy -- part II. Disaggregating the technologies: Can algorithmic decision-making ever be fair? ; What's your privacy worth? ; Can humans flourish in a world of smart machines? ; Will free speech survive the internet? part III. Recoding the future: Can democracies rise to the challenge?
Subject Technology -- Social aspects.
Information society.
Corporate power.
Cloth or Hardcover. (local)tlcaut2130744396598900
Business. (DLC)sh 85018260
Economics. (DLC)sh 85040850
Finance. (DLC)sh 85048256
Industries (DLC)sh 85065960 -- Computers & Information Technology.
Social aspects. (DLC)sh 85123910
Political planning (DLC)sh 85104377 -- Science & Technology Policy.
Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01354981
Added Author Sahami, Mehran, author.
Weinstein, Jeremy M., author.
ISBN 9780063064881 (hardcover)
006306488X (hardcover)
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