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Computers and Society

Modern Perspectives

Ronald M. Baecker

April 2019

ISBN: 9780198827092

560 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

In Stock

Price: £35.00

Computers and Society explores the history and impact of modern technology on everyday human life, considering its benefits, drawbacks, and repercussions. Particular attention is paid to new developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the issues that have arisen from our complex relationship with AI.

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Computers and Society explores the history and impact of modern technology on everyday human life, considering its benefits, drawbacks, and repercussions. Particular attention is paid to new developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the issues that have arisen from our complex relationship with AI.

  • Wide-ranging and comprehensive look at digital technologies and their impact on human life
  • Considers the human relationship with technology using a global outlook supported by up-to-date contemporary research
  • Reviews the critical ethical issues raised by modern digital technologies

About the Author(s)

Ronald M. Baecker, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, University of Toronto

Ronald M. Baecker is Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus Bell Chair in Human-Computer Interaction, co-founder of the Dynamic Graphics Project, and founder of both the Knowledge Media Design Institute and the Technologies for Aging Gracefully lab (TAGlab), all at the University of Toronto. He has been named one of the 60 Pioneers of Computer Graphics by ACM SIGGRAPH, has been elected to the CHI (Computers and Human Interaction) Academy by ACM SIGCHI, has been named an ACM Fellow, and has been given the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society Achievement Award, a Canadian Digital Media Pioneer Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Computer Science. He is also founding Editor of the Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-preserving Technologies (Morgan & Claypool, Publisher).

Table of Contents

    1: Digital inclusion
    2: Digital media and intellectual property
    3: Computers in education and learning
    4: Computers in medicine and health care
    5: Free speech, politics, and government
    6: Law and order, war and peace
    7: Security
    8: Safety
    9: Privacy
    10: Automation, work, and jobs
    11: Artificial intelligence, explainability, trust, responsibility, and justice
    12: Lifestyle