Open Book/ Open Mind: The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do
Sponsored by The Montclair Public Library Foundation. Montclair Public Library Auditorium 50 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ. 7-8:30 pm. Be amazed by Edward Tenner, distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. One of the great promises of the Internet and big data revolutions is the idea that we can improve the processes and routines of our work and personal lives to get more done in less time than we ever have before. There is no doubt that we’re performing at higher levels and moving at unprecedented speed, but what if we’re headed in the wrong direction? Melding the long-term history of technology with the latest headlines and findings of computer science and social science, The Efficiency Paradox questions our ingrained assumptions about efficiency, persuasively showing how relying on the algorithms of digital platforms can in fact lead to wasted efforts, missed opportunities, and, above all, an inability to break out of established patterns. Edward Tenner offers a smarter way of thinking about efficiency, revealing what we and our institutions, when equipped with an astute combination of artificial intelligence and trained intuition, can learn from the random and unexpected. Reservations / registration required by 05/02/2018. For more info: http://www.montclairlibrary.org/news-events/open-b, email@example.com, 973-744-0500. Free.