Vote for a book for the next meet ups (04/08/2020 and 05/11/2020) before midnight 10th of May 2020.
The book that gets the most votes wins. The runners up will presumably be used for upcoming meet ups.
Intro: Artificial Intelligence (AI) as in “the ability of a computer or other machine to perform those activities that are normally thought to require [human] intelligence” is developing rapidly. Most experts foresee a future work life which include some sort of interaction with AI. Within UX we see examples of how user experiences are enhanced by means of AI (Google, Facebook etc) and user insights are created by AI fuelled analysis of big data.
You will therefore find several books related to AI on our running list of possible selections. In alphabetical order:
Bostrom 2014: “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies“. Pages: 328. Swedish philosopher ponders the question of “what happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence?“. Endorsed by Bill Gates and Elon Musk.
Davenport et al. 2019: “Artificial Intelligence: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review “ (HBR Insights Series). Pages: 182. Based on desk research and expert interviews this collection of essays provide high level insights into the area of AI with take aways at the end of each chapter.
Harari 2017: “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” Pages: 464. One dare say; a modern classics revolving around whether AI will enhance or hack humanity written in lucid language by the historian Harari.
Kahnemann 2017: “Summary: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Key Ideas in 1 Hour or Less” Pages: 76. The summarized version of Nobel Prize winner Kahneman’s international bestseller, “Thinking, Fast and Slow”, in which the author reveals how the mind works and the two systems that drive the way we think. Feel free to read the full version too.
Sauro and Lewis (2012) 2016: “Quantifying the user experience. Practical Statistics for User Research”. Second Edition. Pages: 356. A practical guide for using statistics to solve quantitative problems in user research. Some view usability and design as qualitative activities, however, qualitative and quantitative methods complement each other. Offer standardized usability questionnaires and best practice examples.
Weinschenk 2015: 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People (Voices That Matter) 1st Edition. Pages: 288. Weinschenk is a behavioural psychologist who apply the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, brain research and social psychology to usability, design of technology products and AI design projects.