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"Artificial Intelligence technology is maturing and Silicon Valley is using it to derive even more value from us, its most valuable products.

The result of this will be a veritable weapon of mass manipulation. The tragedy is, manipulating people to get what you want is not that complex. We don’t need to wait for the AI singularity, all we need is a deep mind with the cleverness of a spoiled 5 year old..."



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"Decision-making algorithms are everywhere, sorting us, judging us, and making critical decisions about us without our having much direct influence in the process. Political campaigns use them to decide where (and where not) to campaign. Social media platforms and search engines use them to figure out which posts and links to show us and in what order, and to target ads. Retailers use them to price items dynamically and recommend items they think you’ll be more likely to consume. News sites use them to sort content. The finance industry — from your credit score to the bots that high-frequency traders use to capitalize on news stories and tweets — is dominated by algorithms. Even dating is increasingly algorithmic, enacting a kind of de facto eugenics program for the cohort that relies on such services..."

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