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


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

Die Zeit

"She conveys the perception of 'I can understand this' through her writing style[…] this fresh, unbiased style […] makes the subject a pleasure."

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

"Worth reading! […] A remarkably light read for a book on IT."

Deutschlandfunk, Forschung aktuell "Auslese"

"In simple words, [Zweig] provides a kind of AI 101, integrates exercises, hides jokes in the footnotes"

Süddeutsche Zeitung

"All in all, she encourages […] the readers to form their own opinion and to stand up for it"

Spektrum der Wissenschaft – Gehirn und Geist

"An entertaining introduction to the topic."


"An intelligent yet quite easy-to-understand book […] Vivid, entertaining and comprehensible Katharina Zweig explains […] the ABC of informatics."

BFS – Bank für Sozialwirtschaft

»A book about information technology that many have been waiting for.«



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