Praise for
Rage Inside The Machine


ANGELA SAINI - Author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story and Superior: The Return of Race Science

“I've spent a good chunk of my summer trying to understand why the Internet is so toxic, in preparation for plans by me and others to tackle hateful pseudoscience online. <Rage> has been eye-opening and full of wisdom.”


CORY DOCTOROW - Author of Radicalized and Walkaway, and co-founder of the Open Rights Group

"A sobering and inspiring read: not (merely) a puncturing of the tediously overinflated AI hype bubble -- it's also a thrilling manifesto for what AI teaches us about real human cognition."


ANTHONY FINKELSTEIN CBE FREng - Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security to UK Government
“…an important book that looks at AI in a careful and balanced way, combining wit and scholarship. …treads the delicate line between righteous indignation and recognition of the scale of the technical achievements. I learnt a lot."


TRACY ANN OBERMAN - Acclaimed actress, writer, and host of the Trolled podcast.

”Robert Smith's new book takes a subject that is intimidating for non-tech folk, and creates an accessible and riveting read. I found it so informative. It’s opened my eye to the role algorithms play in the divisiveness of social media.”


DAVID GOLDBERG - Author of Genetic Algorithms in Search, Optimization and Machine Learning and The Design of Innovation, and founder of The Big Beacon

“a fascinating hybrid text – a compelling memoir, a moving mosaic of history and technology, and, most important, the timeliest of warnings for our increasingly dangerous era of ubiquitous AI and algorithms.”


ANASTASIA DEDYUKHINA - Founder of Consciously Digital and author of Homo Distractus: Fight for your choices and identity in the digital age

“In an age when more and more decisions are made by algorithms, it's vital for anyone to understand how data can change our lives… Read it if you want to stay human.”


DERREN BROWN - Illusionist, and author of Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine

“…humanises the dark and confused topic of AI and calls us to action . . . A beautiful, accessible and truly important book . . . I loved it.”


HELEN BAGNALL - Founder of Salon London and The Also Festival

“…shines a light on the dangers of accepting a passive role in our relationship with tech. Essential reading for anyone wanting to know how to keep their sanity and humanity in the age of super-tech.”

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DAVID LEINWEBER - Author of Nerds on Wall Street: Math, Machines and Wired Markets

"a guide to how we got here, conceptually and historically. Rob Smith appreciates the successes of AI, but also explains that incomprehensibly complex data-driven systems are not easily corrected, and can make major mistakes.”

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CHRIS KUTARNA - Co-author of Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance

“…accomplishes what few people could attempt: to humanize the discourse on artificial intelligence.”