How to Be Less Human
“How to be less human” is a new book by American psychologist Jerri Blank. Despite her small conscience, she teaches the world about being less human. She has no morals or values and surrounds herself with people with no sense of ethics. This book aims to make the world a better place by helping people understand what it means to be less human. It’s a must-read for anyone who feels like they’re not good enough.
Dr. Waytz, who studies human psychology and collaborates with psychologist Kteily, says that the world is increasingly polarized. Even children as young as five are judging their environment as a us versus them situation. In a society where dehumanization is a norm, a more humane world could help increase profits. But the question remains: how do we make machines more human? And who will benefit?
In this book, Waytz and Kteily examine how computer vision algorithms interpret gender, race, and class. Their research highlights visual stereotypes and non-human actors. While the authors are not suggesting that computers are not capable of learning from human behavior, their work exposes how humans are encoded into machine learning algorithms. As a result, the film questions whether or not such applications are fair, based on the human subject’s characteristics.