The Reality Game : How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth

The Reality Game : How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth

eBook - 2020
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Publisher: Public Affairs, 2020
ISBN: 9781541768260
1541768264
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360

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StarGladiator
Jan 18, 2020

Essentially, a survey of Web avenues of disinformation, present and future, with some decent coverage of bots: chatbots, and other types, et cetera.
[He does cite an Atlantic magazine article -- personally, I believe Atlantic went into the toilet quite a few decades ago - - just purchased an issue several months back as it contained an article on that missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight - - really a bad article, which claimed a main person written up to be an "aviation expert" - - who actually just wrote or reported on aviation from time to time, doesn't know squat about avionics, IT nor satellite tech! He wrote on conjecture and supposition, inferring factuality where there was none -- thoroughly disreputable article!]
This book reminded me of a few years back when a local personal relations/dating columnist was hurt and complaining about all the nasty online comments her column was receiving, and I attempted to explain to her that it was just one perp, generating a bunch of trollbots [software], not a bunch of harsh human commenters -- alas, she didn't accept my technical explanation.
Overall, a decent enough book.

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StarGladiator
Jan 18, 2020

[Update: I would hearily recommend that anyone reading this book, also try to read concurrently {side-by-side} the book titled: Automating the News, by Nicholas Diakopoulas - - the two books read together have a strong synergistic effect, a real power boost to knowledge!]
Essentially, a survey of Web avenues of disinformation, present and future, with some decent coverage of bots: chatbots, and other types, et cetera.
[He does cite an Atlantic magazine article -- personally, I believe Atlantic went into the toilet quite a few decades ago - - just purchased an issue several months back as it contained an article on that missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight - - really a bad article, which claimed a main person written up to be an "aviation expert" - - who actually just wrote or reported on aviation from time to time, doesn't know squat about avionics, IT nor satellite tech! He wrote on conjecture and supposition, inferring factuality where there was none -- thoroughly disreputable article!]
This book reminded me of a few years back when a local personal relations/dating columnist was hurt and complaining about all the nasty online comments her column was receiving, and I attempted to explain to her that it was just one perp, generating a bunch of trollbots [software], not a bunch of harsh human commenters -- alas, she didn't accept my technical explanation.
Overall, a decent enough book.

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