Kartik Hosanagar is the John C. Hower Professor of Technology and Digital Business and a professor of marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The co-founder of four different ventures, he was recognized in 2011 by Poets & Quants as one of the "Top 40 Business Professors Under 40." His writing has appeared in Wired, Forbes, and the Harvard Business Review, and his past consulting and executive education clients include Google, American Express, Citigroup and SunTrust Bank. Hosanagar earned his PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.
"[Hosanagar's] 'predictability-resilience paradox' is conveyed
convincingly. He excels in arguing for an algorithmic bill of
rights, one based on the original ideal of self-regulation by
government and by individuals . . . Algorthimic decision making and
its influence in our lives requires our attention and study."
"Especially relevant to current political hot topics,
Hosanagar's outstanding introduction to algorithms will appeal to
and inform readers interested in learning more about the systems
that determine what they're exposed to online."
--Booklist.com "Hosanagar deserves credit for valiantly attempting, throughout this thoughtful treatise, to widen understanding of a technology central to modern society."
--Publishers Weekly "The most useful part of the book is Hosanagar's 'algorithmic bill of rights, ' which would give consumers insight into the AI that surrounds them, if not some measure of control."
--Kirkus Reviews "As we negotiate the uneasy interactions between man and the intelligent machine, Kartik Hosanagar's important and very timely book, helps us to understand a world increasingly dominated by often opaque algorithms that take more and more decisions in our lives. His proposal for an Algorithmic Bill of Rights needs to be acted on at the earliest!"
--Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and Chairman of Infosys "AI is finally here, from guiding us home on Waze, to helping us choose a restaurant, a book or a job. I believe this will launch a Renaissance of human creativity as mundane tasks become handled by AI. Kartik Hosanagar's excellent book identifies the growing pains we may experience along the way to this new human advancement."
--Tim Draper, founding partner of venture capital firm DFJ "Algorithms and artificial intelligence are overturning the rules of society, but their true impact is still in its infancy. Hosanagar's book is the best guide yet to understanding these digital forces reshaping our lives. Rigorous yet readable, filled with insight and perspective from one of our smartest thinkers about technology."
--Arun Sundararajan, NYU professor and author of The Sharing Economy