Join us as we welcome Meredith Broussard to the MIT Press Bookstore to discuss and sign copies of Artificial Unintelligence. David Daley, author of Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy, will join her in conversation. Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off, or you can purchase an event ticket that includes a discounted book.
About Artificial Unintelligence
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. If we understand the limits of what we can do with technology, Broussard tells us, we can make better choices about what we should do with it to make the world better for everyone.