How to Be Less Human

Kovacich’s new novel, How to be Less Human, is the third in a series of ten books that explore the dark triad of identity, fear, and leadership. While this novel is slower paced than previous novels, it holds the story development and uses a well-developed overall plot. This book is perfect for the reluctant reader who wants to learn about human nature without becoming too serious. The book is a very engaging read and is recommended for young readers of all ages.

How to be Less Human

The film examines the way computer vision processes the human antecedents of race, gender, and class. It also highlights visual stereotypes and uses non-human actors to illustrate how human subjects are encoded into these algorithms. The performance reveals a bias toward men and women, and the relationship between a human subject and machine learning applications. For example, if a black person were to wear all black clothes and an Asian woman wears all white clothing, she would be automatically categorized as a male compared to a black person.

Throughout the film, we see how the computer vision algorithms process gender, race, and class in the context of race, and this prejudice has an effect on how we interpret other people. These traits, along with the use of non-human actors, create visual stereotypes that are detrimental to the overall human experience. The film uses an actor to demonstrate how the human body is encoded in machine learning algorithms by showing him a video of our ancestor learning to stand. Unlike other examples of such dehumanization, however, the performance makes clear how important it is for a human to understand the human subject and the machine learning applications that are used to understand it.