Bittersweet Mysteries of Machine Learning (A Provocation)
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Frank Pasquale, professor of law at the University of Maryland, reflects on the roles of machines and machine learning in today's society, and to what extent 'opaque' algorithmic systems should be subject to human oversight. In the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the mission-controlling computer HAL acts mysteriously, and ultimately malevolently.