Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand
David Weinberger
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Nice treatment, David. For a deep and positive discussion of the value of models beyond human comprehension, you might enjoy Stephen Wolfram’s recent article “A New Kind of Science: A 15-Year Review” here on Medium. In particular, he talks about “mining” the universe of possible programs and argues: “Selecting only things whose operation we can readily understand misses most of the immense power and richness that’s out there in the computational universe.” Much of our future may be in finding, testing, and managing our programs.

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