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Social Machines: The Coming Collision of Artificial Intelligence, Social Networking, and Humanity by Alice M. Mulvehill, James Hendler

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© James Hendler and Alice M. Mulvehill 2016

James Hendler and Alice M. Mulvehill, Social Machines, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1156-4_8

8. Social Challenges for the Social Machine

James Hendler and Alice M. Mulvehill2

(1)Albany, New York, USA

(2)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Given that cognitive computing technologies enable the computer to search for, pattern match, parse, synthesize, and interpret volumes of data at a very fast rate, the fear being described by some researchers is that these systems will go beyond helping humans and instead will become the next dominant entity on earth. For example, the scientist Stephen Hawking was quoted in a 2014 BBC ...

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