God is in the machine

Carl Miller on the terrifying, hidden reality of Ridiculously Complicated Algorithms

‘I’ll lose my job if anyone knows about this.”

There was a long silence which I didn’t dare to break. I had begged to make this meeting happen. And now the person I had long been trying to meet leaned towards me. “Someone is going to go through your book line by line,” he said, “to try to work out who I am.”

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