Anatomy of an AI System

Or: "The Amazon Echo as an anatomical map of human labor, data and planetary resources."

Just wow. Here's how the authors set the context:

[in fulfilling a single Alexa request], a vast matrix of capacities is invoked: interlaced chains of resource extraction, human labor and algorithmic processing across networks of mining, logistics, distribution, prediction and optimization. The scale of this system is almost beyond human imagining. How can we begin to see it, to grasp its immensity and complexity as a connected form?

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