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Computers’ stupidity makes them dangerous

The real danger today is not that computers are smarter than us, but that we think computers are smarter than us
Many marketing decisions, medical diagnoses, and stock trades, loan and job applications, and election strategies are evaluated by computers. But, as my little experiment shows, the computer does not know whether a pattern is information or noise. Read More ›