The development of social media, online services, smartphones and devices, autonomous vehicles and robots has meant that both software and hardware, programs and products, as well as computers and machines are increasingly participating in human communication. A new artificial intelligence is evolving that no longer tries to copy natural human intelligence, but incessantly collects data we make available to it by using the Internet and owning smart and mobile appliances. With the help of algorithms, behaviour patterns are identified, and predictions made whose significance increase with the amount of data we supply. The articles in this book, which have been written for the symposium Homo ex Data - Design in the Age of Big Data, also show that we have more decisions to make about the subject of artificial intelligence than just those about 0 and 1. Designers whose views are expressed in this anthology and who are closely involved with the design of digital media and products will have to make further decisions if they wish to shape human activity, behaviour and experience. This realisation is reflected in the breadth and scope of the various contributions.