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How Our Worlds Are Decided for Us From Behind the Computational Curtain

On websites like Facebook, our selves are not more free; they are more owned. And they are owned because we are now made of data.

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Two Years Behind Bars or 20? One Day, a Computer Formula May Have a Say

Influenced by algorithms, judges who are racially biased might actually hand out milder sentences to minority defendants. But some experts worry that, in the big picture, an imperfect science may work against the accused.

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 READ MORE



What We Know About the Computer Formulas Making Decisions in Your Life

Sophisticated algorithms are being used to make decisions in everything from criminal justice to education. But when Big Data uses bad data, discrimination can result.

Posted on Nov 1, 2015 READ MORE



When Big Data Becomes Bad Data

Corporations are increasingly relying on algorithms to make business decisions, a practice that raises new legal questions.

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 READ MORE


Doomsday Machines: High Frequency Trading and the Men Who Built It

Haim Bodek is one of the genius architects of the system of lightning fast computers and algorithms that dominate trading on stock exchanges. Focusing on the “Flash Crash” of May 2010, he takes us on a tour of the terrifying machines that rule the economy and that experts say no one controls.

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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