We desperately need computer systems smart enough to know when they're not smart enough:

Our answer machines have an over-confidence problem. Google, Alexa, and Siri often front that they're providing a definitive answer to questions when they're on shaky ground - or outright wrong.

To be fair, it'd be ideal if computer users maintained a healthy sense of proportion about the likelihood that the question they'd just posed was ever likely to yield a single, indisputable answer in the first place in a world where powerful interests would be happy to poison the well if that means that their targets are likely to be fed the answers they want them to believe.

[Via Subtraction]