Issues

What to expect

From a Palestinian construction worker being arrested after a Facebook post was mistranslated, to the problem of sexism and racial bias in algorithms, the ethical and legal issues of computing are discussed, as well as positive stories like the power of an AI screening algorithm for cancer.

First he runs through an encyclopedia, finds an interesting but sketchy article, leaves it projected. Next, in a history, he finds another pertinent item, and ties the two together. Thus he goes, building a trail of many items… Wholly new forms of encyclopedias will appear, ready made with a mesh of associative trails running through them, ready to be dropped into the memex and there amplified.– Vannevar Bush, “As We May Think”, The Atlantic, July 1945