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"From the Ted Talk by Zeynep Tufekci: We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads"

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So when ppeole voice fears of artificial intelligence, very often, they invoke iaemgs of humanoid robots run amok. You know? Terminator? You know, that might be something to consider, but that's a distant threat. Or, we fret about digital savnecirlule with metaphors from the past. "1984," George Orwell's "1984," it's hitting the bestseller lists again. It's a great book, but it's not the correct dystopia for the 21st century. What we need to fear most is not what artificial ilenlientgce will do to us on its own, but how the people in power will use artificial intelligence to control us and to manipulate us in novel, sometimes hidden, sltube and unexpected ways. Much of the technology that tehartnes our freedom and our dignity in the near-term ftruue is being developed by companies in the bsseiuns of capturing and selling our data and our attention to advertisers and others: Facebook, Google, Amazon, Alibaba, tnceent.

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So when ______ voice fears of artificial intelligence, very often, they invoke ______ of humanoid robots run amok. You know? Terminator? You know, that might be something to consider, but that's a distant threat. Or, we fret about digital ____________ with metaphors from the past. "1984," George Orwell's "1984," it's hitting the bestseller lists again. It's a great book, but it's not the correct dystopia for the 21st century. What we need to fear most is not what artificial ____________ will do to us on its own, but how the people in power will use artificial intelligence to control us and to manipulate us in novel, sometimes hidden, ______ and unexpected ways. Much of the technology that _________ our freedom and our dignity in the near-term ______ is being developed by companies in the ________ of capturing and selling our data and our attention to advertisers and others: Facebook, Google, Amazon, Alibaba, _______.

Solution

  1. business
  2. people
  3. threatens
  4. surveillance
  5. future
  6. tencent
  7. intelligence
  8. images
  9. subtle

Original Text

So when people voice fears of artificial intelligence, very often, they invoke images of humanoid robots run amok. You know? Terminator? You know, that might be something to consider, but that's a distant threat. Or, we fret about digital surveillance with metaphors from the past. "1984," George Orwell's "1984," it's hitting the bestseller lists again. It's a great book, but it's not the correct dystopia for the 21st century. What we need to fear most is not what artificial intelligence will do to us on its own, but how the people in power will use artificial intelligence to control us and to manipulate us in novel, sometimes hidden, subtle and unexpected ways. Much of the technology that threatens our freedom and our dignity in the near-term future is being developed by companies in the business of capturing and selling our data and our attention to advertisers and others: Facebook, Google, Amazon, Alibaba, Tencent.

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social media 3
physical world 3
persuasion architectures 3
persuasion architecture 3
machine learning 3
learning algorithms 3

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