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Resources and Suggested Reading for Connected, Inc.

(*Note: Any author's, publisher's, or media outlet's inclusion on this list does not imply an endorsement of my ideas by them or of their ideas by me. They are merely offered as either related readings that you might enjoy or sources that I pulled research from of my own accord. - Deborah Dixon)

Books


Fiction

Newitz, Annalee. Autonomous. Tor Books, 2017.

Older, Malka Ann. Infomacracy. Tor.com, 2016. (See also: Null States and State Tectonics.)

Reid, Rob. After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley. Del Rey, 2017.

 

Nonfiction

Alter, Adam. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked. Penguin Press, 2017.

Case, Steve. The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future. Simon & Schuster, 2016.

Kranz, Maciej. Building the Internet of Things: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Your Industry. Wiley, 2016.

Kurzweil, Ray. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. Penguin Group, 2005.

Miller, James D. Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World. BenBella Books, 2012.

Munroe, Randall. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff In Simple Words. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.


Online Articles


Artificial Intelligence

 

Cave, Andrew. "How Switzerland Became the Silicon Valley Of Robotics." Forbes, 26 Sept 2017, www.forbes.com/sites/andrewcave/2017/09/26/how-switzerland-became-the-silicon-valley-of-robotics/. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Dvorsky, George. "New Report on Emerging AI Risks Paints a Grim Future." Gizmodo, 21 Feb 2018, gizmodo.com/new-report-on-ai-risks-paints-a-grim-future-1823191087. Accessed 14 July 2018.

"For artificial intelligence to thrive, it must explain itself." The Economist, 15 Feb 2018, www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2018/02/15/for-artificial-intelligence-to-thrive-it-must-explain-itself. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Lin, Mariana. "How to Write Personalities for the AI Around Us." The Paris Review, 2 May 2018, www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/05/02/how-to-write-personalities-for-the-ai-around-us/. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Marcus, Gary. "Artificial Intelligence Is Stuck. Here's How To Move It Forward." The New York Times, 29 July 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/07/29/opinion/sunday/artificial-intelligence-is-stuck-heres-how-to-move-it-forward.html. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Sonnad, Nikhil and Gershgorn, Dave. "Q&A: Douglas Hofstadter on why AI is far from intelligent." Quartz, 10 October 2017, qz.com/1088714/qa-douglas-hofstadter-on-why-ai-is-far-from-intelligent/. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Vincent, James. "Machine learning is helping computers spot arguments online before they happen." The Verge, 23 May 2018, www.theverge.com/2018/5/23/17379526/machine-learning-ai-spot-arguments-online-wikipedia. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Vincent, James. "A game about AI making paperclips is the most addictive you'll play today." The Verge, 11 October 2017, www.theverge.com/tldr/2017/10/11/16457742/ai-paperclips-thought-experiment-game-frank-lantz . Accessed 14 July 2018.


Cybersecurity

Gallagher, Ryan and Moltke, Henrik. "The Wiretap Rooms: The NSA's Hidden Spy Hubs In Eight U.S. Cities." The Intercept, 25 June 2018, theintercept.com/2018/06/25/att-internet-nsa-spy-hubs/. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Greenberg, Andy. "How Power Grid Hacks Work, and When You Should Panic." Wired, 13 October 2017, www.wired.com/story/hacking-a-power-grid-in-three-not-so-easy-steps/. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Pendergast, Tom. "The New Cold War Is Here, and It's All About Data." Wired, 28 Mar 2018, www.wired.com/story/opinion-new-data-cold-war/. Accessed 14 July 2018.


Data and Government

Aaronson, Trevor. "When Informants Are No Longer Useful, the FBI Can Help Deport Them." The Intercept, 31 Jan 2017, theintercept.com/2017/01/31/when-informants-are-no-longer-useful-the-fbi-can-help-deport-them/. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Brandom, Russell. "Everything you need to know about GDPR." The Verge, 25 May 2018, www.theverge.com/2018/3/28/17172548/gdpr-compliance-requirements-privacy-notice. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Mozur, Paul and Bradsher, Keith. "China's A.I. Advances Help Its Tech Industry, and State Security." The New York Times, 3 Dec 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/business/china-artificial-intelligence.html. Accessed 14 July 2018.

"Tech Goes To Washington." Stratechery, 1 November 2017, stratechery.com/2017/tech-goes-to-washington/. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Tiku, Nitasha. "The Line Between Big Tech and Defense Work." Wired, 21 May 2018, www.wired.com/story/the-line-between-big-tech-and-defense-work/. Accessed 14 July 2018.

 

Palantir

Ahmed, Maha. "Aided by Palantir, the LAPD Uses Predictive Policing to Monitor Specific People and Neighborhoods." The Intercept, 11 May 2018, theintercept.com/2018/05/11/predictive-policing-surveillance-los-angeles/. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Waldman, Peter; Chapman, Lizette; and Robertson, Jordan. "Palantir Knows Everything About You." Bloomberg, 19 Apr 2018, www.bloomberg.com/features/2018-palantir-peter-thiel/. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Winston, Ali. "Palantir has secretly been using New Orleans to test its predictive policing technology." The Verge, 27 Feb 2018, www.theverge.com/2018/2/27/17054740/palantir-predictive-policing-tool-new-orleans-nopd. Accessed 14 July 2018.

 

Data Anonymization

Greenberg, Andy. "How To Anonymize Everything You Do Online." Wired, 17 Jun 2014, www.wired.com/2014/06/be-anonymous-online/ . Accessed 14 July 2018.

Mitnick, Kevin. "Famed Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shows You How To Go Invisible Online." Wired, 24 Feb 2017, www.wired.com/2017/02/famed-hacker-kevin-mitnick-shows-go-invisible-online/. Accessed 14 July 2018.


Data Privacy

Harding, Xavier. "'Who cares, I have nothing to hide' -- Why the popular response to online privacy is so flawed." Mic, 22 Mar 2018, mic.com/articles/188563/who-cares-i-have-nothing-to-hide-why-the-popular-response-to-online-privacy-is-so-flawed. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Nield, David. "Why You Should Be Encrypting Your Devices and How To Easily Do It." Gizmodo, 4 September 2017, fieldguide.gizmodo.com/why-you-should-be-encrypting-your-devices-and-how-to-ea-1798698901. Accessed 14 July 2018.


Industry Oversight

Brooks, David. "How Evil Is Tech?" The New York Times, 20 November 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/opinion/how-evil-is-tech.html . Accessed 14 July 2018.

Lohr, Steve. "Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You're a White Guy." The New York Times, 9 Feb 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/technology/facial-recognition-race-artificial-intelligence.html. Accessed 14 July 2018.

McMahan, Ian."The Tricky Ethics Of the NFL's New Open Data Policy." Wired, 29 Mar 2018, www.wired.com/story/the-tricky-ethics-of-the-nfls-new-open-data-policy/. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Stolzoff, Simone. "The Formula For Phone Addiction Might Double As a Cure." Wired, Feb 1, 2018, www.wired.com/story/phone-addiction-formula/. Accessed 14 July 2018.


Lagniappe

"Broadmoor." Experience New Orleans, www.experienceneworleans.com/broadmoor.html. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Hasselle, Della and Lux, Travis. "Louisiana's coast can't be rebuilt fast enough, 'difficult choices' loom, Tulane study says." The New Orleans Advocate via The Lens, 12 Apr 2018, www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_95c43f36-3dd1-11e8-801f-1bf307be5b7f.html. Accessed 14 July 2018.

Pinto, Yaïr and Weintraub, Pam, editor. "When you split the brain, do you split the person?" Aeon, aeon.co/ideas/when-you-split-the-brain-do-you-split-the-person. Accessed 14 July 2018.