It’s time to become aware of how machines ‘watch, judge, and nudge us,’ says Zeynep Tufekci

Dr. Zeynep Tufekci spoke to the IdeaFestival crowd about the social implications of machine learning.  Image: Jason Hiner/TechRepublic “We are in a new age of machine intelligence,” said Dr. Zeynep Tufekci at IdeaFestival 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. “And we should all be a little scared.” “Machines are increasingly a form of intelligence approaching a biological level of complexity,” she said. Tufekci, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, New York Times contributor, and Berkman Center Fellow at Harvard, among other things, is a self-proclaimed “techno-sociologist.” Originally from Turkey, she got her start as a computer programmer. Tufekci soon realized the major implications of computers on our lives and has devoted her career to studying the intersection of technology and society. At Thrivals 8.0, an IdeaFestival program aimed…


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