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Review of Elliott, Anthony. 2019. The Culture of AI: Everyday Life and the Digital Revolution

New York: Routledge, pp. 258. Paperback (978-1-138-23005-7), $39.95
  • Howard RamosEmail author
Book Review

It is no understatement to say that the world is experiencing tumultuous times, largely driven by the relentless pace of technological change and the increasing interconnectedness of the world. It is in this context that Anthony Elliott has written The Culture of AI: Everyday Life and the Digital Revolution, in which he explores these issues and assesses how Big Data, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and other technologies are changing not only work and economies, but also culture, the self, politics, and all aspects of contemporary societies. In doing so, he appeals to social scientists to engage these issues and to start the process of understanding how they will shape people and societies.

In the book, he argues that the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) are not something “out there” but rather are in the “here and now.” He argues that academics and policymakers can and should navigate the changes that will come, not by trying to look into the distant future...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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