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            Shouting Zeros and Ones: Digital technology, ethics and policy in New Zealand: 2020
              

            Shouting Zeros and Ones: Digital technology, ethics and policy in New Zealand: 2020 (Paperback)

            Edited by Chen, Andrew

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            • Pub Date
              10 Aug 20

            New Zealand authors delve into the hidden impacts of technology on society and on individuals: deepfakes and democracy, indigenous data sovereignty, digital inclusion, the environmental impacts of globalised data and the drive to combat online fascism.

            ISBN 9781988587387
            Published NZ 10 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death

            Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kleeman, Jenny

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            What if we could have babies without bearing children, eat meat without killing animals, have a perfect sexual relationship without involving another human being or chose the time of our painless death?

            ISBN 9781509894901
            Released NZ 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality and the Future of Humanity
             

            Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality and the Future of Humanity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harris, Sam

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            • Pub Date
              18 Aug 20

            Civilization rests on a series of successful conversations. -Sam Harris Neuroscientist, philosopher, podcaster and bestselling author Sam Harris, has been exploring some of the greatest questions concerning the human mind, society, and the events that shape our world. Harris' sea...rch for deeper understanding of how we think has led him to engage and exchange with some of our most brilliant and controversial contemporary minds - Daniel Kahneman, Robert Sapolsky, Anil Seth and Max Tegmark - in order to unpack and understand ideas of consciousness, free will, extremism, and ethical living. For Harris, honest conversation, no matter how difficult or contentious, represents the only path to moral and intellectual progress. Featuring twelve conversations from the hit podcast, these electric exchanges fuse wisdom with rigorous interrogation to shine a light on what it means to make sense of our world today.
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            ISBN 9781787630420
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Analogia: The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings and Machines
             

            Analogia: The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings and Machines (Hardback)

            By Dyson, George

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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            In Analogia, technology historian George Dyson presents a startling look back at the analog age and life before the digital revolution and an unsettling vision of what comes next.

            ISBN 9781846147449
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Love Orange: a vivid, comic cocktail about a modern American family
             

            Love Orange: a vivid, comic cocktail about a modern American family (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Randall, Natasha

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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            A disturbing portrait of a contemporary American family

            ISBN 9781529404562
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever

            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Hardback)

            By el Kaliouby, Rana

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            We are entering an empathy crisis. So much of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital univers...e that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana al Kaloubi discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another. In a captivating memoir, Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way.
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            ISBN 9780241451564
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

            The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity (Hardback)

            By Thacker, Jason; Foreword by Mouw, Richard J.

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            In The Age of AI, researcher Jason Thacker explores how the prevalence of artificial intelligence shapes what it means to be human today - and how the fact that we are made in the image of God transforms everything about how we use it.

            ISBN 9780310357643
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher Zondervan
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            Little Eyes
             

            Little Eyes (Hardback)

            By Schweblin, Samanta; Translated by McDowell, Megan

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            A spine-tingling portrait of our obsession with technology, from Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin

            ISBN 9781786077929
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
             

            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at ...once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In this fully updated paperback edition of Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it's an indictment of how social media has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.
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            ISBN 9780190056544
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another
             

            The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another (Hardback)

            By Ramirez, Ainissa

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            In the bestselling tradition of Stuff Matters and The Disappearing Spoon: a clever and engaging look at materials, the innovations they made possible, and how these technologies changed us.

            ISBN 9780262043809
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The MIT Press
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