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A review of some of the pluses and minuses of machine learning. Among the minuses, a quote from noted economist Sendhil Mullainathan:

“We should be afraid,” he wrote. “Not of intelligent machines. But of machines making decisions that they do not have the intelligence to make. I am far more afraid of machine stupidity than of machine intelligence.”