The Unbearable Shallowness of “Deep AI”

March 31, 2021

Since people invented writing, communications technology has become steadily more high-bandwidth, pervasive and persuasive, taking a commensurate toll on human attention and cognition. In that bandwidth war between machines and humans, the machines’ latest weapon is a class of statistical...

Google and Our Collective AI Future

July 19, 2019

The pace of change in the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning arena is already breathtaking, and it promises to continue to upend conventional wisdom and surpass some of our wildest expectations as it proceeds on what appears at times to be an unalterable and pre-ordained course....

Asymmetry: Google and Facebook’s Key to Weaponizing Knowledge

March 06, 2019

Have Google and Facebook literally turned us into a tribe of “know nothings”? The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. If nothing else, Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, is expanding our socioeconomic lexicon in essential ways. The epithet of the title —...