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Selection process - criteria for selecting books and scheduling monthly sessions The book to be taken up for discussion is either highly cited/reviewed, or is topical i.e., aligning with the themes of the Book Club, and has useful approaches for pracitioners to consider and incorporate in their wor… expand

Selection process - criteria for selecting books and scheduling monthly sessions

  1. The book to be taken up for discussion is either highly cited/reviewed, or is topical i.e., aligning with the themes of the Book Club, and has useful approaches for pracitioners to consider and incorporate in their work.
  2. The presenter must prepare slides, or flow document which will simplify the book into easily understandable essence, and topics to focus on.
  3. Review of slides and flow document, and any other relevant material will happen before confirming and scheduling the book for discussion.
  4. Once this is done, a moderator/emcee from the relevant domain will be matched with the presenter to anchor the discussion.

Bharat Shetty Barkur

"Better without AI" by David Chapman

About the book “Better without AI” explores the transformative potential of artificial intelligence, emphasizing the current reality of powerful AI, as demonstrated by advanced text generators like ChatGPT. Rather than focusing on malevolent robots, it delves into the concept of “moderate apocalypses” resulting from technologies shaping our social and cultural landscape. The book highlights the r… more
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  • 11 Jan 2024

MICHIEL BAAS

"Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence" by James Bridle

About the book James Bridle’s “Ways of Being” is a profound exploration of intelligence in various forms—plant, animal, human, and artificial—and its impact on our perception of humanity’s place in the universe. Delving into the concept of intelligence, Bridle questions whether it is exclusive to humans or shared across diverse entities, including those made of flesh, wood, stone, and silicon. Th… more
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  • 11 Jan 2024

MICHIEL BAAS

"How Is It Between Us?" by Jarrett Zigon

About the book In “How Is It Between Us?”, Jarrett Zigon intertwines anthropology and phenomenological hermeneutics to formulate a novel theory of relational ethics. This ethical framework extends beyond human interactions to encompass all existents, emphasizing the significance of the ‘between.’ Zigon’s theory becomes a valuable lens for addressing contemporary ethical challenges, including navi… more
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  • 11 Jan 2024

MICHIEL BAAS

Bharat Shetty Barkur

"Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What Is Human in a World of Machines" by Joy Buolamwini

About the book “Unmasking AI” delves beyond sensational headlines on Big Tech’s existential risks, narrating Joy Buolamwini’s discovery of the “coded gaze” – evidence of encoded discrimination in tech products. The book explores her journey and the founding of the Algorithmic Justice League to combat AI harms. Buolamwini applies an intersectional lens, revealing how racism, sexism, colorism, and … more
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  • 11 Jan 2024

Vijayalakshmi Iyer

Privacy 3.0: Unlocking Our Data-Driven Future by Rahul Matthan

About the book Technology lawyer Rahul Matthan traces the changing notions of privacy from the earliest times to its evolution through landmark cases in the UK, US and India. In the process, he re-imagines the way we should be thinking about privacy today if we are to take full advantage of modern data technologies, cautioning against getting so obsessed with their potential harms that we design … more
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  • 01 Feb 2024

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