Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty

By now you’ve probably heard of, if not read, Eric Meyer’s blog Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty. He says it better than I could.

It does raise the issue of letting our lives be so controlled by automatic programs.

While I’m not joining Stephen Hawking in warning that artificial intelligence threatens mankind, he too has a good point.

Or the word completers resident in so many social media software.

We have met the enemy, and they are, if not us, at least our creation.