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4 hours ago, evangineer said:

What we've seen so far with the application of machine learning algorithms is that it is way too easy for the biases of the programmers to get baked in.

This can't be emphasised enough, particularly as automated recognition is being developed and employed in law enforcement and social facility (both assistance and control).  To revive an early computer programmer's truism, GIGO: Garbage In, Garbage Out.


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On 11/9/2019 at 11:35 AM, evangineer said:

The major challenge as I see it is that our current political economy means that the financial benefits of full automation will accrue solely to the owners of capital and the rest of us may find ourselves immiserated to Dickensian levels.

Arguably by design, however short-sighted.

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