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How Are Algorithms Negatively Controlling Your Decisions? (Part 3 of 3)

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Published on Nov 29, 2018

Algorithms are strings of mathematical statements weighing different things and sorting through information. Which is horrifying, right? This episode is about how algorithms can make humanity so much worse.

Part 1 of 3 - https://youtu.be/bEnHeER6Sww
Part 2 of 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJuVl...

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How YouTube Drives People to the Internet’s Darkest Corners
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-yout...
YouTube is the new television, with more than 1.5 billion users, and videos the site recommends have the power to influence viewpoints around the world. Those recommendations often present divisive, misleading or false content despite changes the site has recently made to highlight more-neutral fare, a Wall Street Journal investigation found.

Algorithmic Decision-Making
http://harvardpolitics.com/covers/alg...
Algorithmic transparency is the idea that algorithms that impact individuals should be made public. But as with transparency of processes in general, we must learn to balance transparency with protecting commercial advantages and civil liberties. How do we hold algorithms accountable if they are incorrect or unfair?

Are Algorithms Building the New Infrastructure of Racism?
http://nautil.us/issue/55/trust/are-a...
“You can tell a human operator to try to take into account the way in which data is itself a representation of human history,” Crawford says. “How do you train a machine to do that?” Machines that can’t understand context in this way will, at best, merely pass on institutionalized discrimination—what’s called “bias in, bias out.”
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