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Link: AI and problems of scale

Benedict Evans discusses the problems tech companies face due to their unprecedented scale. He asserts that bigger companies have a harder time governing content because they cannot control all of the use-cases given their size, leading to various issues and dramas. With hundreds of millions, or even billions of users, these platforms can be simultaneously used for good and bad, meaning companies like Facebook face challenges with governance and societal impact. However, Evans also suggests that scale provides benefits, such as the ability to connect and share with people around the world, or represent marginalized voices. He emphasizes that as we move forward, we need to find ways of drawing lines, guidelines or rules without damaging the essential utility of these platforms. #


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