Book Review: Hello World by Hannah Fry

Hannah Fry is a delightful speaker and mathematician, a native of England, and really good at breaking down complex concepts into digestible chunks. Which is exactly what she does in her book, Hello World.

As usual I chose to listen to the audibook version of this work. Hannah narrates the text herself adding a layer of personalability to a very potentially dry subject.

The subject at hand is how computers and their formulaic models for creating their output intersect and impact human interaction. Hannah’s perspective is wonderfully hopeful. She articulates downfalls of our reliance on algorithms balancing these hiccups with an overall positive view of a world with human/machine interaction.

I loved the book. Nerdy without being unapproachable. Thoughtful and positive. Certainly a read I’d recommend to others.

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