#Cyberculture agenda: “Prominent AI researchers call the entire field “alchemy”

Google Wants to Turn You Into a Cyborg

Google is no longer, at its core, a search engine. It’s now foremost an artificial intelligence engine. And its goal is not to help you find information, but to become an extension of your very self.

Prominent AI researchers call the entire field “alchemy”

Machine learning’s reproducibility crisis is getting worse, and the massive shortage of qualified researchers has driven top salaries over $1,000,000, bringing in all kinds of cowboys and pretenders. (more…)

Facebook vs. Google: Clash of the privacy infringers

We all love free products and hey, if we have to give up some information about ourselves in exchange for those products, that’s just the price of free, right? But then, once our information was compromised in the most recent Facebook data leaks, we were all up in arms. “How could you do this to us? How could you let our information be compromised like this for the first time ever? We trusted you!” Don’t mind the fact that we couldn’t be bothered to read the Privacy Policy or actually protect our own information by refusing to give it to…

Donald Trump and the Golden Age of Subtweeting

What was once a way to dodge Twitter’s notification settings has turned trolling into a refined linguistic art.

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