As Algorithms Get Smarter, Do We Get Dumber?

We’ve turned over so much of our lives to algorithms and artificial intelligence, all in an effort to become more efficient. Edward Tenner, distinguished scholar at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, joins host Krys Boyd to explain why farming out all that thinking leads to missed opportunities and wasted effort. His book “The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do” (Vintage) has just been released in paperback.