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Seeking Out Camille, and Being Open to Others

Robin K. Hill and Carlos Baquero September 27, 2021

Some of us are skeptical that recommender systems can detect their own biases and overcome them. Some of us are skeptical that either generative grammars or phrase substitution systems will ever speak any natural language fluently. Both claims challenge techno-optimism by asking why computers can't do what we do. But those challenges are not the subject of argument here. The subject is the alternative space available to such skeptics.


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