‘Heartificial Intelligence’ finds the human in the machine

John C. Havens, of Maplewood, tackles complex and interesting topics about people’s interactions with machines in the digital age.  “Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines”By John C. Havens(TarcherPerigree, 267pp, $17) As a holdout who still reads books, newspapers and magazines on paper, I need to explain I’m no Luddite. Rather, I genuinely love the heft of a book, tearing out an article from a newspaper and the glossy feel of magazines. Like most, though, I’m far too dependent on my iPhone. Emails from co-workers frame my day while I’m still on the train, texts from my family let me know where everyone is and I’m online constantly. Admittedly, though, I accept computers as helpful tools and rarely think about them beyond that. Perhaps I should put some thought…


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