5. The P stands for People

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Astute readers may have noticed that I make several seemingly-conflicting statements:

  1. The algorithms don’t work as promised

  2. Human behavior is hard to predict and control

  3. The algorithms control and manipulate behavior

How can they all be simultaneously true? To dissect what’s really going on, we have to delve into statistics, science’s replicability crisis, …

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