Book Review: Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World by Meredith Broussard

Book Review: Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World by Meredith Broussard

In Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World, Meredith Broussard adds to the growing literature exploring the limits of artificial intelligence (AI) and techno-solutionism, furthermore showing how its socially-constructed nature replica…
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Book Review: Art Matters (Because Your Imagination Can Change the World)

It is no surprise that I devoured this visual interpretation of Neil Gaiman pieces by illustrator Chris Riddell, nor that days after I read Art Matters that the words and images still float in my mind. With a title subheader like Because Your
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Book review: A Mistake, by Carl Shuker

Book review: A Mistake, by Carl Shuker

Award-winning Wellington-based author Carl Shuker’s latest novel is A Mistake. An operation on a young woman goes badly wrong. The patient later dies in intensive care. Who is to blame: the surgeon, the theatre team, the admitting GP, the intensive care spec…
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Book review: Swim: A year of swimming outdoors in New Zealand

Book review: Swim: A year of swimming outdoors in New Zealand

The title of this book deceived me. I pounced on it hoping to be saturated with details about the writer’s long- or medium-distance journeys along coasts, across rivers and around lakes. I wanted to know about Annette Lees’ headspace after the first 200m,
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Book Review: How Nations Succeed: Manufacturing, Trade, Industrial Policy and Economic Development by Murat A. Yülek

Book Review: How Nations Succeed: Manufacturing, Trade, Industrial Policy and Economic Development by Murat A. Yülek

In How Nations Succeed: Manufacturing, Trade, Industrial Policy and Economic Development, Murat A. Yülek offers insight into forward- and outward-looking industrial policy formulation that can further enhance national prosperity, with particular emphasis plac…
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