A writing from Harry M. Collins of Cardiff University. http://www.stanford.edu/group/SHR/4-2/text/collins.html “Change in the way we act is not necessarily bad even when it is change from regular to behavior-specific action, but we want to continue to be free to decide how best to carry out our acts. We do not want to lose our freedomContinue reading “Humans, machines, and the structure of knowledge”
“Computers have an unfortunate tendency to present us with binary choices at every level, not just at the lowest one, where the bits are switching. It is easy to be anonymous or fully revealed, but hard to be revealed just enough.” – Jaron Lanier, You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto
Brute computing force alone can’t solve the world’s problems. Data mining innovator Shyam Sankar explains why solving big problems (like catching terrorists or identifying huge hidden trends) is not a question of finding the right algorithm, but rather the right symbiotic relationship between computation and human creativity.