When a guy as smart as NYU media theorist Clay Shirky doesn't know exactly what to say about something technological, you know it's a key issue. Still, Shirky manages to cut right to the heart of why Google's algorithm is hard to interpret culturally. We've created something that no one quite understands, but everyone depends on.
There is human intelligence behind the search engine, of course, but it is made unintelligible by the scale and complexity of the algorithm.
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