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Tech books: The 10 best reads of 2015

Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots by John Markoff

Markoff, science and technology reporter for The New York Times, offers an important look at the current state of artificial intelligence and the blurry space between the world of humans and robots. He finds that the work often outpaces the critical thinking about how applications of new technology will change conditions for humans. Markoff divides the field into two camps––artificial intelligence, dealing with replacing human capabilities, and intelligence augmentation, providing extra support for what already exists, providing insight into the questions we should be asking when developing tools that have the power to change our future.

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About Hope Reese

Hope Reese is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. She covers the intersection of technology and society, examining the people and ideas that transform how we live today.

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