“Dataism”, a universal faith in the power of algorithms, will become sacrosanct if you follow Yuval Noah Harari of "Sapiens" and "Homo Deus" fame. We humans run on algorithms - chemical algorithms with 95% of our actions automated and unconscious decisions .

In a way it is perverse to complain that AI and Machine Learning may lead to new algorithms which we will be unable to understand but will make better decisions.

"Harari’s sometimes breathless, always compulsive inquiry leaves us with this one: “What’s more valuable – intelligence or consciousness?” Google will be no help in providing the answer."

Tim Adams The Guardian Sep 11th 2016