“A tug of war follows between men and computer, at 450 miles an hour — the human pilots trying to right the downward plunge, the automatic pilot taking it back from them. The bot wins. The jetliner crashes into the Java Sea. All 189 onboard are killed. And here’s the most agonizing part: The killer was supposed to save lives. It was a smart computer designed to protect a gravity-defiance machine from error.” NYT: The Deadly Soul of a New Machine. (Generally, machines will perform better than humans when it comes to transportation. But are we ready for the times when they don’t?)

+ “The technology could revolutionize policing, medicine, even agriculture—but its applications can easily be weaponized.” The New Yorker: Should We Be Worried About Computerized Facial Recognition? (It might be more efficient to list the stuff we don’t need to be worried about…)

+ Quartz: Taylor Swift used facial recognition to track her stalkers at a concert.