The Radicalization of Utopian Dreams
“They wanted to disrupt the status quo, but weren’t at all prepared for what it would mean when they controlled the infrastructure underlying democracy, the economy, the media, and communication.” — D&S founder and president danah boyd, Points
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IBM pitched its Watson supercomputer as a revolution in cancer care. It’s nowhere close
“Perhaps the most stunning overreach is in the company’s claim that Watson for Oncology, through artificial intelligence, can sift through reams of data to generate new insights and identify, as an IBM sales rep put it, ‘even new approaches’ to cancer care. STAT found that the system doesn’t create new knowledge and is artificially intelligent only in the most rudimentary sense of the term.” — Casey Ross and Ike Swetlitz, STAT News