techUK's Christmas Reading List

techUK, with the help from our Twitter community, has created a Christmas AI Reading List full of thought-provoking books on Digital Ethics to read over the Christmas period.

We hope you find the list below as useful food for thought and perhaps as inspiration to help with your Christmas shopping - happy reading!   


Artificial Intelligence in Education: Promises and Implications for Teaching 

Wayne Holmes, Maya Bialik, Charles Fadel, 2019


Culture and Human-Robot Interaction in Militarized Spaces 

Julie Carpenter, 2016 


Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again 

Eric Topol, 2019 


The AI book: The Artificial Intelligence Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Fintech Visionaries  

Janos Barberis, Douglas W. Arner, Ross P. Buckley, 2019 


The Economic Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism 

Calum Chace, 2016 


The Humachine: Humankind, Machines, and the Future of Enterprise 

Nada R. Sanders and John D. Wood, 2019 


Responsible Artificial Intelligence: How to Develop and Use AI in a Responsible Way 

Virginia Dignum, 2019 



Automation and Utopia: Human Flourishing in a World without Work 

John Danaher, 2019 


The Robots are Coming! The Future of Jobs in the Age of Automation 

Andres Oppenheimer, 2019 



Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power 

Shoshana Zuboff, 2019 


EU Personal Data Protection in Policy and Practice 

Bart Custers, et al., 2019 


Hello Word: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine 

Hannah Fry, 2019 


We Are Data: Algorithms and the Making of Our Digital Selves 

John Cheney-Lippold, 2017 



A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are 

Flynn Coleman, 2019 


Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism 

Safiya Noble, 2018 


Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare and the Law: Regulating Automation in Personal Healthcare 

Eduard Fosch-Villaronga, 2019 


Artificial Unitelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World 

Meredith Broussard, 2018 


Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor 

Virginia Eubanks, 2018 


Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media 

Sarah T. Roberts, 2019 


Coming to Terms with Chance: Engaging Rational Discrimination and Cumulative Disadvantage 

Oscar H. Gandy, 2009 


Hippo: The Human Focused Digital Book 

Pete Trainor, 2016


How Democracy Ends 

David Runciman, 2018 


Humility is the New Smart: REthinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age 

Edward D. Hess, Katherine Ludwig, 2017 


Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men 

Caroline Criado Perez, 2019 


Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up 

Philip N. Howard, 2015 


Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life 

Helen Nissenbaum, 2009 


Proactive Engagement with Ethics and Privacy in AI and Big Data 

Bernd Carsten Stahl and David Wright, 2018 


Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing 

Mar Hicks, 2017


Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code 

Ruha Benjamin, 2019 


Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All 

Robert Elliott Smith, 2019 


Robot Rights 

David Gunkel, 2018 


Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots 

Kate Devlin, 2018 


Technology and the Virtue: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting 

Shannon Vallor, 2016


Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech 

Sara Wachter-Boettcher, 2017 


The Elements of Power: Gadgets, Robotics and the Future of Work 

David Abraham, 2016 


The Ethics of Information 

 Professor Luciano Floridi, 2015 


The Death of Gods: The New Global Power Grab 

Carl Miller, 2018 


The Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics and the Future of Work 

Richard Baldwin, 2019 


Weapons of Maths Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy  

Cathy O’Neil, 2016 


Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future 

Joi Ito, Jeff Howe, 2016


Women Invent the Future 

Rachel Coldicutt and Sam Brown, 2018


Tech industry

Don’t Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed ITs Founding Principles – and All of Us 

Rana Foroohar, 2019 


Innovation and its enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies 

Calestous Juma, 2016 


Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing the Digital Revolution 

Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, 2017 


The Intelligent Organisation: Realising the Value of Information 

John Beckford, 2015


Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age 

Bradd Smith and Carol Ann Browne, 2019



2001: A Space Odyssey  

Arthur C. Clarke, 1968 


Utopia Five (Panopticon Book 1) 

A.E. Currie, 2019 



The Missing Cryptoqueen 

Jamie Bartlett, 2019 

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    Katherine Mayes

    Programme Manager | Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI
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