Move slowly and build things

Extremely important piece of thought here. The questions on ethics of machine learning and data science has remained sort of an elephant in the room, but no more. We are treading on dangerous territory of trespassing human dignity, and costs of life. Issues of how we maintain anonymity, do only benefit and never harm whether we intend or not, and how we use technology to maintain confidentiality of information will now be forefront. At least it’s time to think about these things before considering interacting with the next generation of smart devices.

The speed at which we move and build things will be worth investigating.

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