The "Full Frontal" host explained why blaming the website's algorithm won't solve anything.
AI is increasingly common, and the algorithms it uses to "predict" crime and misbehavior are reproducing racial discrimination.
Once you fall down YouTube’s conspiracy theory rabbit hole, its algorithm will continue feeding you disinformation.
A new study out of Cornell University suggests that dating app algorithms don't do us any favors as far as sexual racism goes.
Artificial Intelligence Will Affect The News We Consume. Whether That's A Good Thing Is Up To Humans.
It's easy to blame new tech for negative consequences but really the blame lies with where and how it's used.
As a society we should require that public information officers be trained so they are literate and indeed fluent in the terminology they may encounter when the public is asking for algorithms.
There is more than just a passing methodological debate at stake in the question over what went wrong in the predictive models
I have 1,485 Facebook friends, from all over the world. And I don't think any of them have a view I disagree with. I don't see any racist posts, insulting comments or posts in support of Trump, from my Facebook friends. I see a lot of horrible things, because my friends are keen to raise awareness on the issues around the world, but this only gets me more motivated to help and make a difference.
The tech-savvy (except Peter Thiel) have shown no love for the newly announced Republican candidate throughout the nominating process. I figured it was time to look at Trump's speech in the tech world's own lingo.
Common Core math, for better or worse, is no longer about calculations; it is about reading.
Domesticated animals eat feed. Day after day, the farmer fills the trough with the same oats, the same feed. As we lie in sleep, our sidecars charge, our prostheses: computers, tablets, smartphones. Receptacles for the news feeds, charging to accommodate relentless scrolling throughout the day. Everywhere, silently revving for the coming feeding.
Thus far, algorithms have upended every sector of our society, beginning with transportation (how we tap to hail a "taxi"), consume media (get movie recommendations), love (dating website "matches"), finance (algorithmic traders), and, quite frankly, the list goes on.
"The wall between machines and humans, between computer science and biology, is collapsing and I think the next century and probably the future of life itself will be shaped by this algorithmic view of the world."