Computer Books - Audiobooks

We See It All: Liberty and Justice in an Age of Perpetual Surveillance Cover Image
By Jon Fasman, Jason Culp (Read by)
ISBN: 9781549162695
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Published: Public Affairs - January 26th, 2021

An investigation into the legal, political, and moral issues surrounding how the police and justice system use surveillance technology, asking the question: what are citizens of a free country willing to tolerate in the name of public safety? The police now have unparalleled power at their fingertips: surveillance technology.

Ask Your Developer: How to Harness the Power of Software Developers and Win in the 21st Century Cover Image
By Jeff Lawson, Jeff Lawson (Read by)
ISBN: 9781799947073
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Published: HarperCollins - January 12th, 2021

Jeff Lawson, developer turned CEO of Twilio (one of Bloomberg Businessweek's Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2021), creates a new playbook for unleashing the full potential of software developers in any organization, showing how to help management utilize this coveted and valuable workforce to enable growth, solve a wide range of business problems, and drive digital transformation.

Living in Data: Citizen's Guide to a Better Information Future Cover Image
By Jer Thorp, Charlie Thurston (Read by)
ISBN: 9781662085567
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Published: Dreamscape Media - August 3rd, 2021

In the fall of 2009, the data artist Jer Thorp wrote a pair of algorithms to inscribe names on the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. The project involved designing a layout that allowed for "meaningful adjacencies"?family members, business partners, coworkers?to be etched into the bronze in close proximity.

The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You Cover Image
By Scott E. Page, Jamie Renell (Read by)
ISBN: 9781549110399
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Published: Basic Books - March 16th, 2021

Work with data like a pro using this guide that breaks down how to organize, apply, and most importantly, understand what you are analyzing in order to become a true data ninja.From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data.

The Human Cloud: How Today's Changemakers Use Artificial Intelligence and the Freelance Economy to Transform Work Cover Image
ISBN: 9781713571049
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Published: HarperCollins Leadership on Brilliance Audio - January 26th, 2021

With the technical world of work changing rapidly, don't leave anything to chance. In The Human Cloud, two workforce productivity and technology experts lay out a clear picture of the coming revolution in how work is done and how jobs are shaped, empowering you with practical advice to take charge of your future.

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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501258961
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Published: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio - June 2nd, 2015

Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. With its revolutionary examination of the impact of highly improbable events, this New York Times bestseller took the world by storm. Not all swans are white, and not all events--no matter what the experts think--are predictable.

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies Cover Image
By Nick Bostrom, Napoleon Ryan (Read by)
ISBN: 9781501227745
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Published: Audible Studios on Brilliance - May 5th, 2015

Superintelligence asks the questions: what happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack.

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence Cover Image
ISBN: 9781721357178
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Published: Audible Studios on Brilliance - October 23rd, 2018

How to Handle a Crowd: The Art of Creating Healthy and Dynamic Online Communities Cover Image
By Anika Gupta, Joy Osmanski (Read by)
ISBN: 9781797113975
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Published: Simon & Schuster Audio - August 18th, 2020

In this guide to successful community moderation, a former tech journalist and current product manager explores everything from the trenches of Reddit to your neighborhood Facebook page. Don't read the comments. It's advice that feels as old as the internet, yet more relevant than ever.

Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley--Making AI Serve Us All Cover Image
By Kevin Scott, Greg Shaw (Contribution by), J. D. Vance (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781094118697
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Published: HarperCollins - April 7th, 2020

In this essential book written by a rural native and Silicon Valley veteran, Microsoft's Chief technology officer tackles one of the most critical issues facing society today: the future of artificial intelligence and how it can be realistically used to promote growth, even in a shifting employment landscape.

The Manipulators: Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Big Tech's War on Conservatives Cover Image
By Peter Hasson, Andrew Eiden (Read by)
ISBN: 9781799744818
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Published: Brilliance Audio - February 4th, 2020

For better or for worse, Google and social media--"Big Tech," collectively--have become the new public square. Unfortunately, this public square has a watchful referee standing behind them, ready and waiting to blow the whistle if they veer too far from the preferred narrative.

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You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place Cover Image
By Janelle Shane, Xe Sands (Read by)
ISBN: 9781549128585
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 5th, 2019

AI is everywhere. It powers the autocorrect function of your iPhone, helps Google Translate understand the complexity of language, and interprets your behavior to decide which of your friends' Facebook posts you most want to see. In the coming years, it'll perform medical diagnoses and drive your car--and maybe even help our authors write the first lines of their novels.