John Naughton: Think the giants of Silicon Valley have your best interests at heart? Think again | John Naughton

New technology should be benign. All too rarely is that the case

In one of the sharpest critiques of machine learning that I’ve come across, Harvard computer scientist James Mickens attributes many of the current disasters of the tech industry to what he calls the doctrine of “technological manifest destiny”.

The core tenets of this quasi-religious belief system are:

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