Algorithmic Bias

In her book Hello World, Hannah Fry argues that when algorithms are trained on historical datasets, they learn to perpetuate the biases found within.

In Privacy is Power, philosopher Carissa Véliz argues that technology does not compensate for our shortcomings, it merely amplifies them.

But however accurate the results might be, you could argue that using algorithms as a mirror to reflect the real world isn’t always helpful, especially when the mirror is reflecting a present reality that only exists because of centuries of bias.

— Hannah Fry

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Algorithmic Policing