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It’s All about the Algorithm 0

At Above the Law, Mark Herrmann reflects on how often persons misunderstand the possiblities of technological advances, starting with examples from the early days of automobiles. Then he moves to today. An excerpt:

At the dawn of the internet age, people were certain that the internet would permit anyone to speak directly to large audiences. . . .

But we didn’t realize that algorithms run by artificial intelligence would cause many of us to hear only our own thoughts reverberating constantly in the echo chambers of our computers.

I commend the entire article to your attention.


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