Ep 54: Irrational computers, investing, and racist robots



Irrational computers, investing, and racist robots

It’s easy to assume that computers and computer software, being without emotions, are more rational than we are. However, our software systems are like children of the mind, and they inherit our bias and irrationality. In fact, since they cannot judge context, they are less rational than we.

Here are a couple of talks on how computer programs, AKA. Algorithms, effect many aspects of our lives, despite being less than rational.

How algorithms shape our world

How I’m fighting bias in algorithms


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