"Artificial Unintelligence" Author Available for Comment on Iowa Caucus Ballot Debacle


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Newswise — Meredith Broussard, author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World (MIT Press) and a professor at NYU's Carter Journalism Institute, is available for comment on the Iowa caucus ballot debacle. 

In her book, Broussard, a former computer scientist at AT & T Bell Labs and MIT Media Lab, addresses the growth of technochauvinism—the belief that technology is always the solution—and argues that the digital age will not solve persistent social problems. In fact, she posits, machine learning may exacerbate them.

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