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Algorithms can't fix societal problems—and often amplify them — Quartz

“What we’re doing is using the idea of eliminating individual irrational bias to allow this vast structural bias to sneak in the back door of the system,” she said.
machine.learning  risks  hazards  no.fucking.shit 
2 days ago by po
Amazon’s AI-powered recruiting tool was biased against women — Quartz

The team decided to train the system on the previous 10 years of resumes sent to Amazon, which were mostly men.
When the algorithm reached its conclusions for what would be good and what would be bad in an applicant, it mirrored the hiring biases towards men that Amazon had shown in the past.


Honestly, I don't think this algorithm is bad.
It successfully reflected the bias of the organization.
While this is useless as a predictive tool, it's actually profoundly important as an auditing tool.
machine.learning  fail  amazon  labor  management  diversity  failure  training.data  data  big.data  gigo  recruiting  resumes  no.fucking.shit  confirmation.bias  biases 
9 days ago by po
This is the week that the drone surveillance state became real — Quartz
> But the “Eye in the Sky” researchers are trying to associate certain poses with intent. The researchers don’t discuss any false-positives for actions that could be misinterpreted as violence, such as play-fighting, knocking a fly off someone’s shoulder, or grabbing someone who’s falling.

This is straight out of some Warren Ellis story.
police.state  drones  surveillance  surveillance.capitalism  arms.race  privacy  machine.learning 
june 2018 by po
Taryn Southern's AI-heavy album is a window into the future of work — Quartz
Here's a question: what if the ai has been solving your creative problem all along and you've been too stupid to recognize it?
ai  machine.learning  music  composition 
may 2018 by po
2018 AnacondaCON - YouTube
This isn't bad even if it's a bit inaccessible for non-tech people.
python  movie  machine.learning  parody 
may 2018 by po
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