The first episode of Slate’s new podcast, The Secret History of the Future, delves into artificial intelligence by first telling the story of the original Mechanical Turk. A 17th century Parisian machine that could play and beat most humans in chess.
No one could figure out how it worked. But that’s because it was driven by a hidden person.
Modern day AI isn’t much different. Turns out.
This’ll be a good one to subscribe to.