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Thomas Ramge – Postdigital

Using AI to Fight Coronavirus, Foster Wealth and Fuel Democracy

Am 30. April erschienen, ca. 200 Seiten, ISBN: 978-3-86774-661-8

Where is artificial intelligence, when we desperately need it?

During the Covid-19 crisis, the world gorged on infographics of infection data from Johns Hopkins University. But in the vortex of the coronavirus maelstrom, we learned that even in the age of big data and machine learning, we live in squalid poverty when it comes to data concerning many essential questions.

In his newest book, award-winning author Thomas Ramge examines one of the most crucial tech-questions of our times: How can human beings use artificial intelligence intelligently? The book makes a rigid assessment, what machine learning systems are able to do; and why their capabilities are more limited than tech pundits claim, when they lack the data they need. Conversely, the book paints an optimistic scenario for a data-rich future, where we use AI as a progressive tool for augmenting well-being for all not only by fighting pandemics, but by improving decision-making, fostering education and fueling democracy. Ramge calls this vision postdigital.

About the author

Thomas Ramge is a research fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin. He has authored more than a dozen nonfiction books, including Who's Afraid of AI, Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data, coauthored with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, and The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It. Ramge has been honored with multiple journalism and literary awards, including the Axiom Business Book Award’s Gold Medal, the getAbstract International Book Award, strategy+business magazine’s Best Business Book of the Year (in Technology and Innovation), the Herbert Quandt Media Prize, and the German Business Book Prize. He lives in Berlin with his wife and son.