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Summer List | Isahit, Ethical Data Labeling Platform for AI & Data Processing

July 30, 2021

In this summer period, isahit has prepared a list of inspiring books and podcasts for you! A chance to get away from it all by turning a few pages...

On the programme: the emergence of a new business model, a journey to the land of algorithms, a novel on the startup ecosystem, an educational book to activate your talents.

Enjoy reading and listening!

Books

  • Sylvain Breuzard perma-business: A permaculture-based business model that takes care of humans, preserves the planet and shares resources equitably.

  • On the other side of the machine by Aurélie Jean: Who are these "algorithms" that are changing our daily lives? Aurélie Jean, scientist and entrepreneur, guides us through the unknown world of digital modelling.

  • Ecosystem by Rachel Vanier: A humorous novel about the world of startups!

  • Becoming Michelle Obama: The memoirs of one of the most remarkable figures of our time.

  • Who Stole My Cheese by Spencer Johnson: A scathing parable of how to adapt to change: in work, in family and in love.

  • Taking Flight by Melinda Gates: The author shares her journey and her thoughts for a more generous world that would give women the same opportunities as men

  • Guide Pratique de l'AI dans l'entreprise by Stéphane Roder: This book gives the essential keys to understand what AI is, to analyse the impacts it can have on the various business lines, and to implement it in one's company.

  • Activate your talents, they can change the world by Matthieu Dardaillon: The author offers us a guide to identifying one's talents and building a career with impact in order to make work a place of personal fulfilment and social utility.

  • Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future byElizabeth Kolbert: An environmental book that looks at the different types of environmental crises and the degree of technological solutions available to humanity to deal with them.

  • Algorithms, the time bomb by Cathy O'Neil: A former Wall Street analyst who has become a major figure in the fight against the abuses of algorithms, Cathy O'Neil reveals these "weapons of mathematical destruction" that are developing thanks to ultra-connection and their exponential computing power.

  • You too, shape the world of tomorrow byEmpow'her: The association for the empowerment of women around the world offers us an action manual for women agents of change!


Podcasts

Investigating algorithmic bias in Her voice : Aurélie Jean and Amelia Matar discuss algorithmic bias and computer science education.

Agathe Bousquet is the guest of Generation XX: Agathe Bousquet, president of the Publicis group in France, talks to us about coherence, counter-power, the #metoo movement and the decisions one has to make when one is at the head of an imperfect collective.

Aymeric Marmorat is the guest of Changer la norme (ESS): Flavie Deprez receives Aymeric Marmorat, the former director general of Enactus France, an association that trains young people in social entrepreneurship. A pioneer of the SSE, he agreed to give us his views on this sector and its evolution.


Film

Coded bias by Shalini Kantayya: Joy Buolamwini, a researcher at the MIT Media Lab, offers an investigation that lifts the veil on the sexist and racist biases of algorithms, even to the point of pleading with the US Congress.

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