When Algorithms Discriminate

July 18, 2015 at 12:24 pm Leave a comment

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The online world is shaped by forces beyond our control, determining the stories we read on Facebook, the people we meet on OkCupid and the search results we see on Google. Big data is used to make decisions about health care, employment, housing, education and policing.
But can computer programs be discriminatory?

click here to read more http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/upshot/when-algorithms-discriminate.html?emc=edit_th_20150710&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626&abt=0002&abg=1&_r=0

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