Teaching computers teaches us how little we understand about ourselves


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My latest Locus column is Teaching Computers Shows Us How Little We Understand About Ourselves, an essay about how ideas we think of as simple and well-understood – names, families, fairness in games – turn out to be transcendentally complicated when we try to define them in rule-based terms for computers. I’m especially happy with… READ THE REST


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This is why Skynet will indiscriminately kill us all. It’s a whole lot of work to figure out who the “good” workers will be compared to the ones that are going to lead the resistance.


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