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No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram

More than a story of coding, ethics, and the public’s use of social media. Frier weaves a gripping narrative of the power of technology that all readers can appreciate.

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Facebook: The Inside Story

The value of this book lies in its putting together all the pieces of Facebook's privacy troubles, algorithms, and the Cambridge Analytica affair, elsewhere leaked, reported, or divulged in Congressional hearings.

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Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

Wiener is a talented writer, and her story will engage fellow millennials who have found themselves obsessively refreshing social media or mindlessly scrolling to pass the time. Insight into the history of Silicon Valley, and the ideologies transforming society, are a bonus that will ensure the book's longevity.

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User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play

Kuang and Fabricant offer accessible and thought-provoking insights into the ways that user-friendly design has influenced our lives, along with a contextual history of technology not available in many other books.

SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race To Revolutionize the Way We Build

Fans of applied iterative trial and error, common to all innovation work, will appreciate this latest piece of popular science and technology.

The Ethical Algorithm: The Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design

A solid introduction to complex issues for general readers without a technical background. Practitioners or computer science students will need to look elsewhere for more technical advice.

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Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control

Russell has created the right guide at the right time for technology enthusiasts seeking to explore the primary concepts of what makes AI valuable while simultaneously examining the disconcerting aspects of AI misuse.

Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

Fascinating reading from start to finish. Benjamin’s work is ideal for anyone who is unafraid to look at the historical intersections of racial injustice, technology, and where these topics inform possible solutions for the future.

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The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America

In a field crowded with accounts of how the tech industry has developed, this work places the story of our techno-human transformation within a thoughtful Darwinian context. A necessary addition to both public and academic library collections, it will become a reference for how technology has influenced America.

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