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Discussion on: Papers We Love - Reflecting on Trusting Trust

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With the advent of machine learning and increasingly pervasive data collection, we are in territory where humans do not understand why the algorithms make certain predictions.

Agreed. I don't think there's a chance to be "stopping" anything here. We don't understand what we're doing, why should we stop? I hope, after a period of "stupid things done by very smart people", we'll start thinking and talking more before implementing things. In the meantime I have faith in the new batches of programmers :-)

There's a difference between "can" and "should" :D