Cathy O’Neil on Responsible Algorithm Design


I know what a lot of you guys are thinking,especially the data scientists, the AI experts here.You’re thinking, “Well, I would never make an algorithm that inconsistent.”But algorithms can go wrong,even have deeply destructive effects with good intentions.And whereas an airplane that’s designed badly, crashes to the earth and everyone sees it,an algorithm designed badly can go on for a long time, silently wreaking havoc.

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