Computers and Society

Modern Perspectives

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ISBN:

9780198827092

Publication date:

13/05/2019

Paperback

560 pages

Price: 1895.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780198827092

Publication date:

13/05/2019

Paperback

560 pages

Ronald M. Baecker

Rights:  OUP UK (Indian Territory)

Ronald M. Baecker

Description

The last century has seen enormous leaps in the development of digital technologies, and most aspects of modern life have changed significantly with their widespread availability and use. Technology at various scales - supercomputers, corporate networks, desktop and laptop computers, the internet, tablets, mobile phones, and processors that are hidden in everyday devices and are so small you can barely see them with the naked eye - all pervade our world in a major way. 

Computers and Society: Modern Perspectives is a wide-ranging and comprehensive textbook that critically assesses the global technical achievements in digital technologies and how are they are applied in media; education and learning; medicine and health; free speech, democracy, and government; and war and peace. 

Ronald M. Baecker reviews critical ethical issues raised by computers, such as digital inclusion, security, safety, privacy,automation, and work, and discusses social, political, and ethical controversies and choices now faced by society. Particular attention is paid to new and exciting developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the issues that have arisen from our complex relationship with AI.

About the Author

Ronald M. Baecker is Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus Bell Chair in Human-Computer Interaction, co-founder of the Dynamic Graphics Project, and founder of both the Knowledge Media Design Institute and the Technologies for Aging Gracefully lab (TAGlab), all at the University of Toronto. He has been named one of the 60 Pioneers of Computer Graphics by ACM SIGGRAPH, has been elected to the CHI (Computers and Human Interaction) Academy by ACM SIGCHI, has been named an ACM Fellow, and has been given the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society Achievement Award, a Canadian Digital Media Pioneer Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Computer Science. He is also founding Editor of the Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-preserving Technologies (Morgan & Claypool, Publisher).

Ronald M. Baecker

Table of contents

1: Digital inclusion
2: Digital media and intellectual property
3: Computers in education and learning
4: Computers in medicine and health care
5: Free speech, politics, and government
6: Law and order, war and peace
7: Security
8: Safety
9: Privacy
10: Automation, work, and jobs
11: Artificial intelligence, explainability, trust, responsibility, and justice
12: Lifestyle

Ronald M. Baecker

Ronald M. Baecker

Ronald M. Baecker

Description

The last century has seen enormous leaps in the development of digital technologies, and most aspects of modern life have changed significantly with their widespread availability and use. Technology at various scales - supercomputers, corporate networks, desktop and laptop computers, the internet, tablets, mobile phones, and processors that are hidden in everyday devices and are so small you can barely see them with the naked eye - all pervade our world in a major way. 

Computers and Society: Modern Perspectives is a wide-ranging and comprehensive textbook that critically assesses the global technical achievements in digital technologies and how are they are applied in media; education and learning; medicine and health; free speech, democracy, and government; and war and peace. 

Ronald M. Baecker reviews critical ethical issues raised by computers, such as digital inclusion, security, safety, privacy,automation, and work, and discusses social, political, and ethical controversies and choices now faced by society. Particular attention is paid to new and exciting developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the issues that have arisen from our complex relationship with AI.

About the Author

Ronald M. Baecker is Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus Bell Chair in Human-Computer Interaction, co-founder of the Dynamic Graphics Project, and founder of both the Knowledge Media Design Institute and the Technologies for Aging Gracefully lab (TAGlab), all at the University of Toronto. He has been named one of the 60 Pioneers of Computer Graphics by ACM SIGGRAPH, has been elected to the CHI (Computers and Human Interaction) Academy by ACM SIGCHI, has been named an ACM Fellow, and has been given the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society Achievement Award, a Canadian Digital Media Pioneer Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Computer Science. He is also founding Editor of the Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-preserving Technologies (Morgan & Claypool, Publisher).

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Table of contents

1: Digital inclusion
2: Digital media and intellectual property
3: Computers in education and learning
4: Computers in medicine and health care
5: Free speech, politics, and government
6: Law and order, war and peace
7: Security
8: Safety
9: Privacy
10: Automation, work, and jobs
11: Artificial intelligence, explainability, trust, responsibility, and justice
12: Lifestyle

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