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Genius Makers Reviews

Genius Makers by Cade Metz

Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought A.I. to Google, Facebook, and the World

Cade Metz

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: Random House Business Books
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication date: 18 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781847942135

The Genius Makers tells the story of AI from pioneering days to current achievements to future potential.

3 stars out of 5
John Thornhill
12 Mar 2021

"Cade Metz’s colourful and readable book"

Metz records that Margaret Mitchell and Timnit Gebru, the AI ethics researchers who have just been controversially fired by Google, were complaining about the shocking lack of diversity in the field years ago. At one AI conference, Gebru counted just six black attendees, all of them men, out of 5,500 participants. But Metz does not fully spell out the consequences of this “sea of dudes” problem, as Mitchell describes it...

Genius Makers is a good read, as far as it goes, but the reader is left with the wish that Metz had displayed deeper learning.