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The Believers

The hidden story behind the code that runs our lives

Michelle Siu

Geoffrey Hinton splits his time between the U. of Toronto 
and Google.
February 23, 2015 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Magic has entered our world. In the pockets of many Americans today are thin black slabs that, somehow, understand and anticipate our desires. Linked to the digital cloud and satellites beyond, churning through personal data, these machines listen...

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