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Machines manipulating human destinies

How do AI and big data relate to fate, destiny, and the manipulation of human action?’s Gry Hasselbalch joins Henrik Sætra in his Podcast TDSlowdown for a discussion about what Gry refers to as “destiny machines”. They focus on how machines could shape our futures, but also how human agency and culture matters in that we have the potential to take control of our own destinies.

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Gry’s article on the destiny machines (2015):

Gry’s new book (2021):

Henrik’s “When nudge comes to shove”:

Henrik’s “Tyranny of perceived opinion”: