We could never translate it correctly; the closest we ever got was ‘smorgasbord,’ but even that wasn’t right. It wasn’t cannibalism, nor education - well, not in the human sense, at least. Every once in a while, a sort of computational conflict would break out among the machines. There would be clear winners - algorithms that had wrestled more computing power for themselves and losers - algorithms that would never process data again.

Use the comments to complete the following, “This is not about ____.”

A photo of a large sculpture depicting anaerobic algorithms preparing for computational conflict, crafted by Samsung.


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