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Code Dependent Madhumita Murgia

Code Dependent By Madhumita Murgia

Code Dependent by Madhumita Murgia


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Code Dependent is a riveting and revealing exploration of the world created by computer algorithms and its impact on individuals, from the workers across the globe who feed artificial intelligence systems with data to the impact of algorithms on our own behaviour, as consumers and citizens.

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Code Dependent: Living in the Shadow of AI by Madhumita Murgia

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2024

'There’s nothing like a long plane journey to rediscover the joys of reading an entire book in one sitting and I have just had that pleasure [with Madhumita Murgia's Code Dependent], understanding the dangers of where AI might take us.' – Anne Sebba, The Guardian

'Code Dependent is the intimate investigation of AI that we’ve been waiting for, and it arrives not a moment too soon.' – Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

'Murgia combines her deep experience of the last decade in technology with incredible storytelling and the result is a nuanced, thoughtful and very accessible picture of a world deeply affected by AI.' – Martha Lane Fox


What does it mean to be human in a world that is rapidly changing thanks to the development of artificial intelligence, of automated decision-making that both draws on and influences our behaviour?

Through the voices of ordinary people in places far removed from Silicon Valley, Code Dependent explores the impact of a set of powerful, flawed, and often exploitative technologies on individuals, communities, and our wider society. Madhumita Murgia, AI Editor at the FT, exposes how AI can strip away our collective and individual sense of agency – and shatter our illusion of free will.

AI is already changing what it means to be human, in ways large and small. In this compelling work, Murgia reveals what could happen if we fail to reclaim our humanity.

'Brilliant story telling. Books about AI often put the tech centre stage but Murgia makes you, the human, the hero and sadly often the victim in this fascinating collection of stories about the impact of code on our future.' – Marcus du Sautoy, author of The Creativity Code

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A penetrating look at how we’re allowing artificial intelligence to infiltrate all parts of society, from policing, welfare, justice and health, to the point where whole lives are being altered – often ruined – by systems that hardly any of us understand * The Daily Telegraph *
There’s nothing like a long plane journey to rediscover the joys of reading an entire book in one sitting and I have just had that pleasure [with Madhumita Murgia's Code Dependent], understanding the dangers of where AI might take us. -- Anne Sebba, The Guardian
Code Dependent is the intimate investigation of AI that we’ve been waiting for, and it arrives not a moment too soon. -- Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Brilliant story telling. Books about AI often put the tech centre stage but Murgia makes you, the human, the hero and sadly often the victim in this fascinating collection of stories about the impact of code on our future. -- Marcus du Sautoy, author of The Creativity Code
Murgia explores what the rise of AI means for us as a society by looking at the impact it has on nine ordinary people around the world. -- BBC Culture, ‘2024's Most Anticipated Books’
With its compelling narrative, Code Dependent is a testament to the power of storytelling in unraveling the complexities of AI. Murgia's profound insights and meticulous research offer a rare and invaluable perspective on the intersection of technology and society. -- Azeem Azhar, founder of Exponential View
Provides a much needed corrective to the trendy breathless Silicon Valley insider AI history -- Meredith Whittaker, president of Signal, co-founder of the AI Now Institute

About Madhumita Murgia

Madhumita Murgia is the first Artificial Intelligence Editor of the Financial Times and has been writing about AI, for Wired and the FT, for over a decade. Born and raised in India, she was educated as an immunologist in the UK. She is the author of Code Dependent, which was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Non-Fiction.

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GOR013660945
9781529097306
1529097304
Code Dependent: Living in the Shadow of AI by Madhumita Murgia
Used - Like New
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2024-03-21
320
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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