“Algorithms are integral to how we find and consume art. But old-fashioned browsing still has its benefits.”
“He could be the shooter, he might get shot. They didn’t know. But the data said he was at risk either way.”
The algorithms that drive Facebook, Pinterest, and a million other apps don’t know when your life changes course — and can keep up a stream of painful memories.
“Algorithms…don’t go on mutant rampages, they only sometimes reveal and amplify the cruddy human biases that underpin them.”
” No single machine should be able to control so many people.”
“Social media platforms are sucking a generation into a misinformation rabbit hole.”
If humans can’t decide, “the future of life will be decided at random.”
What happens to taste when machines become the tastemakers? Kyle Chayka meditates on style, algorithms, and our generic yet lullingly unobjectionable future.
No one is original anymore, not even you.
Despite advances in machine learning and ever-bigger datasets, rumors of human translators’ imminent demise are greatly exaggerated.