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Will AI “Change the World” Or Simply Boost Profits?

The hype about artificial intelligence (AI) and its cousins Big Data and Machine Learning is ubiquitous, and largely unexamined. AI is going to change the world by freeing humankind from most of its labors, etc. etc. etc. Let’s start by asking: … Continue reading

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How Far Down the Big Data/’Psychographic Microtargeting’ Rabbit Hole Do You Want to Go?

Maybe you’ve seen a notice like this when you log into your Facebook account: did you read it carefully? Please read the one I received: Protecting Your Information We understand the importance of keeping your data safe, because we sell it … Continue reading

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Automation Doesn’t Just Destroy Jobs–It Destroys Profits, Too

The idea that taxing the owners of robots and software will fund guaranteed incomes for all is not anchored in reality. Automation is upending the global order by eliminating human labor on an unprecedented scale–and the status quo has no … Continue reading

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