An Algorithm Has No Sense of Tact

Where artificial intelligence errs, why that matters to us and what we can do about it

Original Title: Ein Algorithmus hat kein Taktgefühl

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 320 pages, 13.5 x 20.6 cm, 5.3 x 8.1 in.
ISBN: 978-3-453-20730-1
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Heyne

Date of publication: October 14, 2019
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Rights sold to: Korea (Nike Books), USA/World English (MIT Press)

Katharina  Zweig - An Algorithm Has No Sense of Tact


Dead easy and entertaining: what do algorithms, artificial intelligence and big data mean for us?

Artificial intelligence and algorithms have been part of our lives for a long time: in satnavs, spellcheckers, autocomplete and must-buy tips. But somehow they often make us feel uneasy about them because we don't really understand what is happening.

Katharina Zweig, IT expert for social informatics and award-winning informatics professor, entertainingly explains with simple examples and illustrations what algorithms really are, how they work, which ones are completely harmless and which ones we should be worried about.

Her aim is to show us what we should pay attention to, where we should get involved and need to keep a sharp eye on the worlds of politics and industry if we want to stay in charge of this technology, use its positive aspects and control its negative ones.

"This book is nothing less than wonderful [...] The technological basics are being explained in a charming and comprehensible manner."

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