You can't handle the truth
It happens I occasionally drink with the guy who devised the 'explain' algo used by Google.
Two things stand out;
0: How laughably simplistic it is
1: You won't understand it.
Most people count from 0, like they did when they were 5.
A decent degree in maths or postgrad in econometrics and off you go, apparently there are now fast track courses only two years.
Also software is complex.
Causality is really quite hard to determine in large code bases and since *of course* you've studied Boolean networks you may well feel that even if your program is as simple as a collection of deterministic finite state automata that you reach the point where it is stochastic.
Oh, but you want to inspect my code to see if it is naughty ?
Seriously dude ?
You speak C++, Python and VBA ?
Good because your mortgage rate, something you people whine about a lot these days is based upon my code.
Ah ? But you can cut & paste code snippets ?
Well done. and you're a "graduate" of a coding boot camp, hired because you're far more attractive than me.
Being prettier than me really ain't an exclusive club.
Sure you can look at my code and I can see how much patronising you can take on your maths before you tell me to just fuck off.
But you've read on Wired that algos use data ?
You can't look at the data because GDPR, oh how we laugh.
Please don't tell me you believe it is possible to genuinely anonymise data.
Seriously, you do ?
Would you like to buy some of my crypto currency ?
Long ago I worked at IBM Labs, it ended badly, actually really badly and it was mostly not my fault.
So did Mandelbrot.
Yeah, you've got a t-shirt with a Mandelbrot set on it.
You hardcore geek you.
Sadly Benoit is no longer with us but a crucial pat of his work was "sensitivity to initial conditions" or as the pop-Science you've read in New Scientist calls it "chaos"
Even as a coding boot camp 'graduate' you must have noticed that even quite small changes to code have huge effects or none on what it does.
So even if you can understand what my code does today, which you casn't, by the time you've pretended to understand it, the system no longer behaves in the same way.
Or it does.
Code is like that, be it it a neural network or the codec that plays your porn.