This is a serious and thoughtful look at how we might resolve the internet regulation dilemmas that have plagued us for 20 years. It's a campaigning book — but in a subtle and evidence-based way.
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In his latest book, the author of The Net Delusion examines the thinking that led to the widespread view of the internet as a democratising force, which he calls 'solutionism' and 'internet centrism'.
The way in which corporations and other stakeholders seek to manipulate the formulation of intellectual property legislation around the world is an important story, and one that's well told in this engaging and informative book.
Science writer Simon Singh has written books on alternative medicine, the origin of the universe, cryptography and Fermat's Last Theorem. Here he takes a light-hearted look at the mathematical jokes hidden in the longest-running show in US television history.
Stephen Witt weaves music-industry economics, sound compression technology and the history of online file sharing into a satisfying multi-pronged tale.
Thomas Winslow Hazlett offers an accessible history of wireless technology, describing how regulators often stifled innovative competition under pressure from incumbent interests, and how deregulation eventually gave us FM radio, HBO, wi-fi, and the iPhone.
An "exponential gap" is opening up between our understanding of our world, which updates slowly, and new technologies, which change faster than we can cope with, argues Azeem Azhar.
In this approachable and insightful book, Janelle Shane examines how AIs work and learn -- and how they can be fooled. The most important question: how do we know when to trust an AI?
Rather than imitate humans, robots should complement them, much as domesticated animals do, argues MIT's Kate Darling.
In this admirably readable book, a selection of commonly-used algorithms that solve specific problems and underpin computer science theory are explained in satisfying detail.