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The Black Box Society — Frank Pasquale | Harvard University Press
Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior -- silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. But who connects the dots about what firms are doing with all this information? Frank Pasquale exposes how powerful interests abuse secrecy for profit and explains ways to rein them in.
dystopian-tech  economic_inequality  social_inequality 
29 days ago by kyleos
Artificial intelligence, algorithmic pricing, and collusion | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal
Antitrust agencies are concerned that the autonomous pricing algorithms increasingly used by online vendors may learn to collude. This column uses experiments with pricing algorithms powered by AI in a controlled environment to demonstrate that even relatively simple algorithms systematically learn to play sophisticated collusive strategies. Most worrying is that they learn to
academic  Ai  algorithm  algorithms  analytics  antitrust  development  dystopian-tech  economics  paper  policy  pricing  research 
5 weeks ago by xer0x
Artificial intelligence, algorithmic pricing, and collusion | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal
Antitrust agencies are concerned that the autonomous pricing algorithms increasingly used by online vendors may learn to collude. This column uses experiments with pricing algorithms powered by AI in a controlled environment to demonstrate that even relatively simple algorithms systematically learn to play sophisticated collusive strategies. Most worrying is that they learn to
paper  dystopian-tech  academic 
6 weeks ago by kyleos
The Tethered Economy by Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Aniket Kesari, Aaron Perzanowski :: SSRN
Imagine a future in which every purchase decision is as complex as choosing a mobile phone. Will it work at home and in the office? Can you move data across dev
paper  academic  tech  dystopian-tech  econ 
6 weeks ago by kyleos
The Automation Charade
The rise of the robots has been greatly exaggerated. Whose interests does that serve?
dystopian-tech  domestication 
december 2018 by kyleos

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