Human beings are the ultimate black boxes

Data Skeptic

I find that the broad media discussion of machine learning models, algorithmic decision making, and artificial intelligence is written by some very ill informed commentators on the subject. I do believe this is an important topic. We covered some of these ideas in episodes like Auditing Algorithms with Christian Sandvig and Predictive Policing with Kristian Lum. It's a central theme in the widely discussed Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil<

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