My virtual reading room

Bookmark this page to find out some personal recommendations for suggested reading on topics relating to my areas of research that you might find interesting as well. You can click on the images to order them directly, or borrow them from your local library. Other recommendations are here:

Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon, a prize-winning science fiction novel which helps us to reflect on the role of intelligence within society.  In this science fiction work, an intellectually disabled man is given an operation to help him become ‘smart’. The impact of what happens next has much wider implications.

Being Human, by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, which explores the ethical side of the human condition at a time when we are faced with AI and looking for answers.

Basil Bernstein’s Pedagogy, Symbolic Control, and Identity: Theory, Research, Critique. I’ve been exploring how his framework for pedagogic rights relates to artificial intelligence in education.

The Palgrave International Handbook of School Discipline, Surveillance and Social Control edited by Jo Deakin, Emmeline Taylor,and Aaron Kupchik. I have a chapter in here on biometrics in schools, but it’s full of amazing revelations about power and control in the everyday life of the school.

Rose Luckin’s latest work on AI in education, Machine Learning and Human Intelligence, which is a very extensive introduction to the topic, beautifully written in a strikingly palatable form.

Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig’s Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach which is now in its third edition. This has been very useful in helping me to reflect on AI as a behaviour rather than an isolated technology (or set of technologies).