Life by Algorithms

Life by Algorithms❮Reading❯ ➺ Life by Algorithms ➲ Author Catherine Besteman – Bluevapours.co.uk Computerized processes are everywhere in our society They are the automated phone messaging systems that businesses use to screen calls; the link between student standardized test scores and public sc Computerized processes are everywhere in our society They are the automated Life by PDF or phone messaging systems that businesses use to screen calls; the link between student standardized test scores and public schools’ access to resources; the algorithms that regulate patient diagnoses and reimbursements to doctors The storage sorting and analysis of massive amounts of information have enabled the automation of decision making at an unprecedented level Meanwhile computers have offered a model of cognition that increasingly shapes our approach to the world The proliferation of “roboprocesses” is the result as editors Catherine Besteman and Hugh Gusterson observe in this rich and wide ranging volume which features contributions from a distinguished cast of scholars in anthropology communications international studies and political science   Although automatic processes are designed to be engines of rational systems the stories in Life by Algorithms reveal how they can in fact produce absurd inflexible or even dangerous outcomes Joining the call for “algorithmic transparency” the contributors bring exceptional sensitivity to everyday sociality into their critiue to better understand how the perils of modern technology affect finance medicine education housing the workplace food production public space and emotions—not as separate problems but as linked manifestations of a deeper defect in the fundamental ordering of our society.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Life by Algorithms
  • Catherine Besteman
  • English
  • 14 July 2016
  • 9780226627564

14 thoughts on “Life by Algorithms

  1. Josh says:

    Enjoyable review of technical concepts Composing this review months later than my reading of the book I defer to reviews by others The one comparison I think I recall is being less impressed at how technical concepts were explained in Unscaled than in this book; of course they're focused on covering different subject matter

  2. pdf hoard says:

    This is a lazy leftist book Analysis out of worries and fear is not enough as we are all witnesses If a book title include our world it's dangerous and ambiguous as worlding takes courage and knowledge If you are not addressing the 50% world population detached from internet don't use that word We need to reject universalist bureaucratic language There are two ways to make this topic inspiring one is to expand the definition of life but not falling into transhumanism pure theory such as focusing on a community in remote areas or the data oppression in details Another direction comes with solid practice in data justice and democracy under algorithms such as open source projects for surveilling police in Chicago or folding RNA project to develop vaccine and why these and that works and doesn't by context Stop generalizing the world with this already dominated language and stop cutting trees for repetitive intellectual work

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