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The New York Times: freedom that hangs on algorithms

The New York Times: freedom that hangs on algorithms

9 February 2020, by Cade Metz and Adam Satariano Criminal justice authorities use software to determine sentences and probation. Darnell Gates sat at a long table in a downtown Philadelphia office building. He wore a black T-shirt with “California” in bright yellow letters on the chest. He had never been to the state, but he hoped to visit family there

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The era of blind faith in big data must end

The era of blind faith in big data must end

This is a summary by Irene Guidarelli of a speech delivered by Cathy O’Neil in April 2017 in a TED Conference. Cathy is a mathematician, she runs the blog mathbabe.org and she’s the author of several books including the latest “Weapons of Math Destruction“. Algorithms are everywhere. They sort and separate the winners from the losers. The winners get the

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