Free will under threat: How humans are at risk of becoming wards of technologists

“We’re not interested in the engineering of intelligent machines. We’re interested in the engineering of unintelligent humans,” Brett Frischmann writes in Re-engineering Humanity, a book co-authored with philosopher Evan Selinger. 

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Frischmann, who is an American legal scholar, says our increasing dependence on technology is putting our very humanity at risk. He warns humans are heading down an ill-advised path that is making us behave like “perfectly predictable and in some cases programmable” simple machines.

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