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Associate Editor’s message: The real artificial intelligence

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The real artificial intelligence Yes, AI is taking over the world in ways that look like a precursor to “The Terminator” or “The Matrix.” But the most dangerous “artificial intelligence” is when we confer upon individuals classified as white a level of “smarts” we erroneously believe is superior to our own. In ways subtle and not so subtle, this society preaches this misinformation; so much so that many of us fall victim to the “imposter syndrome,” finding ourselves, due to our academic or professional achievements in spaces we convince ourselves we don’t deserve to be in because we feel we don’t measure up. Even our Forever First Lady Michelle Obama says she still battles this demon. But to remind herself and others of the greatness and intelligence we possess, she shared these words: “I have been at probably every powerful table that you can think of, I have worked at nonprofits, I have been at foundations, I have worked in corporations, served on corporate boards, I have been at G-summits, I have sat in at the U.N. Here’s the secret: They are not that smart.” While celebrating the graduates … Tis the season, that May/June annual tradition of our children,...