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Philip Agre predicted technology’s pitfalls and then he disappeared

Agre began to rebel from his profession in some ways, looking for critics of artificial intelligence, studying philosophy and other academic disciplines. At first he found the texts “impenetrable”, he wrote, because he had trained his mind to dissect everything he read, like a thesis on mathematics or computer science. “It finally occurred to me to stop translating these strange technical languages into technical schemes, but simply to learn them on their own terms,” he wrote.

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