The Robots are Coming: John Lanchester reviews ‘The Second Machine Age’ by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee and ‘Average Is Over’ by Tyler Cowen · LRB 5 March 2015
Imagine an economy in which the 0.1 per cent own the machines, the rest of the 1 per cent manage their operation, and the 99 per cent either do the remaining scraps of unautomatable work, or are unemployed. That is the world implied by developments in productivity and automation. Capital isn’t just winning against labour: there’s no contest.
automation  future_of_work 
5 days ago
Black Box Society by Frank Pasquale: A chilling vision of how Big Data has invaded our lives.
Frank Pasquale’s new book highlights the dangers of “runaway data” and “black box algorithms.”
BigData  PoliticsOfAlgorithms 
17 days ago
The Trust Engineers - Radiolab
we meet a group of social engineers who are convinced that tiny changes in wording can make the online world a kinder, gentler place. So long as we agree to be their lab rats. Ok, yeah, we’re talking about Facebook. Because Facebook, or something like it, is more and more the way we share and like, and gossip and gripe. And because it's so big, Facebook has a created a laboratory of human behavior the likes of which we’ve never seen. We peek into the work of Arturo Bejar and a team of researchers who are tweaking our online experience, bit by bit, to try to make the world a better place. And along the way we can’t help but wonder whether that’s possible, or even a good idea.
Public_Sphere  PoliticsOfAlgorithms 
19 days ago
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