Maybe my attention is on tech too much? A lot of what I see scares me. Take Facebook’s new breakthrough, “DeepText.”
a deep learning-based text understanding engine that can understand with near-human accuracy the textual content of several thousands posts per second, spanning more than 20 languages.
This is another giant leap forward in artificial intelligence. Understanding full sentences with nuanced meanings unlocks many doors.
We all make trade-offs being online. For the most part it’s a good deal. But the more data these companies get the creepier it is.
Recently Google was sued in Europe for an anti-trust violations. The more interesting part was all the government’s correspondence and research was done offline so Google wouldn’t see it! Even they were scared of Google’s reach and ability to effortlessly parse data.
There’s still too much “Wild West” in data mining humans. They know so much. We have no recourse. We need a way to protect us. No one’s doing that now.