From danah boyd, author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens: “Leveraging compelling ethnographic fieldwork into the dynamics at play in the trucking sector, Levy brilliantly reveals how our collective fantasies about the future of automation are naive. This book invites readers to grapple with how technology and surveillance reconfigure work in subtle and profound ways. Data Driven is a must-read for both those who think AI is our salvation and those who see automation as the devil.”

From Julia Angwin, author of Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance: “Truckers were the first to experience working for an algorithm rather than a human boss. With grace and insight, Karen Levy chronicles their struggles to maintain dignity in the face of constant surveillance while reminding us of the algorithmic future that is coming for all of us.”