Last week I asked you to help choose our online book club’s next reading. Sixty-seven votes later, we have a clear winner.
I’m happy to announce the book will be (drum roll, please)… Cathy O’Neil’s Weapons of Math Destruction!
This is a hugely important book about data, data analytics, algorithms, and artificial intelligence.
The poll was pretty interesting. O’Neil’s book clearly distanced itself from the pack.
In the second tier were, with 5-6 votes apiece: Chris Newfield, The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them; Rajiv Jhangiani, Robert Biswas-Diener, Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science; Strauss and Howe, The Fourth Turning. Right behind them were Peter Frase, Four Futures: Life After Capitalism; Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz, The Race between Education and Technology; Jeff Selingo, College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Students; Zeynep Tufekci, Twitter and Teargas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. People seem very interested in education, technology, and politics.