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What if people were paid for their data? - Data workers of the world, unite
Advocates of “data as labour” think users should be paid for using online services
privacy  capitalism  algorithms  datamining  economist 
27 days ago by jorgebarba
What Happens When a Computer Runs Your Life – Future Human – Medium
This software engineer let an algorithm pick where he lives, what he does — even what tattoo to get. Is he onto something?
algorithms 
6 weeks ago by jorgebarba
We created poverty. Algorithms won't make that go away | Virginia Eubanks | Opinion | The Guardian
In the absence of political will to tackle America’s growing economic crisis, hi-tech tools can only serve to automate and amplify existing inequalities
inequality  economics  algorithms  guardian 
may 2018 by jorgebarba
YouTube Struggles With Plan to Clean Up Mess That Made It Rich - Bloomberg
Extremist propaganda, dangerous hoaxes, videos of tasered rats—the company is having its worst year ever. Except financially.
algorithms  youtube  content 
april 2018 by jorgebarba
What Does The Amazon Echo Look Mean For Personal Style? - Racked
Style Is an Algorithm

No one is original anymore, not even you.
algorithms 
april 2018 by jorgebarba
This is how Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked — according to the person who built it » Nieman Journalism Lab
The method was similar to the one Netflix uses to recommend movies — no crystal ball, but good enough to make an effective political tool.
facebook  politics  algorithms  datamining  marketing  advertising 
march 2018 by jorgebarba
How ProPublica Became Big Tech’s Scariest Watchdog
The nonprofit is fighting fire with fire, developing algorithms and bots that hold Facebook and Amazon accountable.
amazon  facebook  accountability  algorithms  fastcodesign 
february 2018 by jorgebarba
Google is now using machine learning to predict flight delays - The Verge
The company’s Flights app will use historical data to warn users when it thinks their flight will be delayed
google  transportation  algorithms  predictions 
january 2018 by jorgebarba
Predicting crime in Chicago - CBS News
An experimental computer program is trying to prevent crime by predicting it. Chicago hopes it can reduce the city's gun violence and save lives
crime  prediction  precrime  60minutes  algorithms 
january 2018 by jorgebarba
Who wants a frictionless future? – Living in the Machine – Medium
Technology urges us to cut out every inefficiency. Yet many of those inefficiencies give us our humanity
artificialintelligence  algorithms  frictionless  customerexperience 
january 2018 by jorgebarba
Facebook Finally Blinks - The Atlantic
Mark Zuckerberg’s radical decision to reinvent the News Feed is a plea for mercy.
facebook  socialmedia  algorithms  atlantic 
january 2018 by jorgebarba
Can computer algorithms select the best candidate? - Raconteur
The pros and cons of using algorithms in your hiring process

What are the pros and cons of taking the human element out of recruitment, and how successful has this been in using computers to recruit a more diverse workforce?
hiring  algorithms  automation 
november 2017 by jorgebarba
The Way You Pay Bills Is About To Change Forever | Co.Design
A company you’ve never heard of handles bills for 5,000 businesses. Here is their vision of a less confounding future.
design  simplicity  artificialintelligence  algorithms  augmentedreality  fastcodesign 
october 2017 by jorgebarba
Dear Elon–Forget Killer Robots. Here’s What You Should | Co.Design
Panicking about killer robots is foolish when you have many more immediate problems, writes columnist Caroline Sinders.
ethics  algorithms  artificialintelligence  fastcodesign 
october 2017 by jorgebarba
Machine learning is racist because the internet is racist | The Outline
Deep learning algorithms are often trained on data from the web, and their biases are getting hard to ignore
bigdata  ethics  racism  bias  algorithms  artificialintelligence 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
Turns Out Algorithms Are Racist | New Republic
Artificial intelligence is becoming a greater part of our daily lives, but the technologies can contain dangerous biases and assumptions — and we're only beginning to understand the consequences.
algorithms  racism  ethics  artificialintelligence 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube Kids - The Atlantic
Surprise eggs and slime are at the center of an online realm that’s changing the way the experts think about human development.
edtech  algorithms  attention  youtube  atlantic 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit
The story of how one metric has changed the way you see the world
journalism  media  algorithms  advertising 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
Technology Is Biased Too. How Do We Fix It? | FiveThirtyEight
Algorithms were supposed to free us from our unconscious mistakes. But now there’s a new set of problems to solve.
algorithms  artificialintelligence 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
Tech That Makes the President into a Lip-Synching Puppet - The Atlantic
The Technology That Will Make It Impossible for You to Believe What You See

With these techniques, it’s difficult to discern between videos of real people and computerized impostors that can be programmed to say anything.
algorithms  artificialintelligence  augmentedreality  robotics  atlantic 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
Good News, Designers: The Robots Are Not Taking Your Jobs
A designer and developer translated the findings of a new study on job automation into a handy data viz. (Luckily, their careers are safe.)
design  automation  visualization  robots  robotics  algorithms  artificialintelligence  fastcodesign 
may 2017 by jorgebarba
'A white mask worked better': why algorithms are not colour blind | Technology | The Guardian
When Joy Buolamwini found that a robot recognised her face better when she wore a white mask, she knew a problem needed fixing

When algorithms are racist
racism  bias  algorithms  guardian 
may 2017 by jorgebarba
Big Data will never replace Big Ideas: Why cultural intelligence matters | City A.M.
Would you use a driverless car if your chauffeur was your status symbol? Tech’s unspoken hurdles
bigdata  algorithms  india  transportation  futureoftransportation 
may 2017 by jorgebarba
The Quants Run Wall Street Now - WSJ
For decades, investors imagined a time when data-driven traders would dominate financial markets. That day has arrived.
quants  finance  algorithms  wsj 
may 2017 by jorgebarba
Why Do Gas Station Prices Constantly Change? Blame the Algorithm - WSJ
Retailers are using artificial-intelligence software to set optimal prices, testing textbook theories of competition; antitrust officials worry such systems raise prices for consumers
artificialintelligence  algorithms  economics  wsj 
may 2017 by jorgebarba
Algorithmic accountability | TechCrunch
Algorithms are designed to make our lives easier. The problem is, they're designed by us.
algorithms  techcrunch 
may 2017 by jorgebarba
In Europe’s Election Season, Tech Vies to Fight Fake News - The New York Times
A look at how computer scientists, tech giants, and startups are using algorithms and big data to combat fake news during election season in Europe
algorithms  bigdata  nytimes  publishing 
may 2017 by jorgebarba
Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed | TechCrunch
Algorithmic feed was a boon for Instagram's and Twitter's growth; Snapchat should evolve
snapchat  algorithms  techcrunch 
may 2017 by jorgebarba
The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
artificialintelligence  mit  techreview  algorithms 
april 2017 by jorgebarba
The High-Speed Trading Behind Your Amazon Purchase - WSJ
Beneath the placid surface of product pages lies an unseen world of bots, algorithms, flash crashes and fierce competition.
amazon  algorithms  bots  chatbots  wsj  ecommerce 
march 2017 by jorgebarba
Twitter’s timeline algorithm, and its effect on us, explained.
Inside the changes that could save its business—and reshape civil discourse.
twitter  slate  algorithms 
march 2017 by jorgebarba
The rise of the useless class |
Historian Yuval Noah Harari makes a bracing prediction: just as mass industrialization created the working class, the AI revolution will create a new unworking class.
artificialintelligence  algorithms  work  futureofwork  automation  economics  ted 
march 2017 by jorgebarba
BBC - Capital - Algorithms are making us small-minded
Your life is mapped out for you but, not in the way that you think. How predictive algorithms narrow your perspective – and ultimately your choices.
algorithms  decisionmaking 
march 2017 by jorgebarba
Force Fed — Real Life
How recommendation algorithms tried to make me a Nazi

The Internet Is Force Feeding You Suggestions
algorithms  internet 
march 2017 by jorgebarba
Rule by Nobody — Real Life
Algorithms update bureaucracy’s long-standing strategy for evasion
algorithms 
february 2017 by jorgebarba
Algorithms Control Our Lives: Are They Benevolent Rulers Or Evil Dictators? | Co.Exist | ideas + impact
As these collections of code take greater and greater precedence in our decision-making, we need greater transparency and some sort of Hippocratic oath for the people who build them.
algorithms  artificialintelligence  fastcoexist 
february 2017 by jorgebarba
Experts on the Pros and Cons of Algorithms | Pew Research Center
Algorithms are aimed at optimizing everything. They can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. Still, experts worry they can also put too much control in the hands of corporations and governments, perpetuate bias, create filter bubbles, cut choices, creativity and serendipity, and could result in greater unemployment
pew  algorithms  report 
february 2017 by jorgebarba
Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm - Bloomberg
Thomas Hargrove is building software to identify trends in unsolved murders using data nobody’s bothered with before.
algorithms  crime  datamining  precrime 
february 2017 by jorgebarba
Should we trust predictive policing software to cut crime? | Aeon Essays
Predictive policing uses algorithms to analyse data and cut crime. But does it really work, and should it be trusted?
law  justice  policing  algorithms  bigdata  crime  aeonmagazine 
december 2016 by jorgebarba
If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know? - The New York Times
The multitude of digital avenues now available to us demand content with an appetite that human effort can no longer satisfy. These days, a shocking amount of what we’re reading is created not by humans, but by computer algorithms.
algorithms  artificialintelligence  automation  publishing  journalism  nytimes  algorithm 
november 2016 by jorgebarba
Viral Fake Election News Outperformed Real News On Facebook In Final Months Of The US Election - BuzzFeed News
A BuzzFeed News analysis found that top fake election news stories generated more total engagement on Facebook than top election stories from 19 major news outlets combined.
politics  election  facebook  algorithms 
november 2016 by jorgebarba
How to Avoid a Box Office Disaster
We use analytics to predict baseball, elections, and even pop music. But can an algorithm foretell a movie’s success or failure, even before it’s made?
movies  analytics  algorithms 
november 2016 by jorgebarba
Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster | Tim Harford | Technology | The Guardian
We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills?
technology  automation  artificialintelligence  algorithms  computing  guardian 
november 2016 by jorgebarba
Bits of me - SCHIRN MAG
The Ghost In The Ad Machine

How close does personalized online advertising get to us as our real persons? Technology critic Sara M. Watson describes a disconcerting encounter with her other me.
advertising  algorithms 
november 2016 by jorgebarba
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