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Aug 31, 2018

What algorithms do

"God is in the machine" is the name of this great article that raises the question how we as societies may deal with the rising power of algorithms. A year ago I published a lengthy post about that question, and one of the options I saw (and still see) is that we may have to create a religion-like narrative around AI and algorithms in order to make their decisions and actions "acceptable" to societies. This piece goes in the same direction, only much better written:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/ridiculously-complicated-algorithms/

And here's another view on the same topic with more insights - I am glad this discussion seems to take off:

http://behavioralscientist.org/what-to-do-when-algorithms-rule/