ALGORITHMS IN THE NEWS

ProPublica, Breaking the Black Box and Machine Bias series

Julia Angwin, Terry Paris Jr., and Surya Mattu. What Facebook Knows About You. Pro Publica, September 28, 2016.
https://www.propublica.org/article/breaking-the-black-box-what-facebook-knows-about-you

Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner. Machine Bias: There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks. Pro Publica, May 23, 2016.https://www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing

Julia Angwin and Surya Mattu. Amazon Says It Puts Customers First. But Its Pricing Algorithm Doesn’t. ProPublica, Sep. 20, 2016.
https://www.propublica.org/article/amazon-says-it-puts-customers-first-but-its-pricing-algorithm-doesnt

Julia Angwin. Making Algorithms Accountable. ProPublica, Aug. 1, 2016.
https://www.propublica.org/article/making-algorithms-accountable

News articles
In general – inc. ethics and those that are looking at it…

Claire Cain Miller. When Algorithms Discriminate. New York Times, July 9, 2015.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/upshot/when-algorithms-discriminate.html?_r=0

Julia Angwin. Make Algorithms Accountable, New York Times, August 1, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/opinion/make-algorithms-accountable.html

Claire Cain Miller. Algorithms and Bias: Q. and A. With Cynthia Dwork. New York Times, Aug 10, 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/upshot/algorithms-and-bias-q-and-a-with-cynthia-dwork.html

Interview with Cathy O’Neill: Algorithms are simplifying humanity: We are entrusting key decisions to flawed and biased formulas John Light, BillMoyers.com. Salon. Oct 24, 2016. http://www.salon.com/2016/10/24/algorithms-are-simplifying-humanity_partner/

Algorithmic Fairness: On algorithmic fairness, discrimination, and disparate impact.
http://fairness.haverford.edu/

Could your data discriminate?, October 26, 2015 https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/data/entries/is-your-data-biased

Lauren J. Young. Computer Scientists Find Bias in Algorithms. IEEE Spectrum, Aug 21, 2015. http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/computing/software/computer-scientists-find-bias-in-algorithms

Predictive Policing

Jeremy Gorner. Chicago police use ‘heat list’ as strategy to prevent violence, August 21, 2013. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-08-21/news/ct-met-heat-list-20130821_1_chicago-police-commander-andrew-papachristos-heat-list

Alan Zarembo, New tool can identify soldiers most likely to commit violent crimes, study shows, Los Angeles Times, October 6, 2015. http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-predicting-violent-crime-by-army-soldiers-20151006-story.html

Racism
Wendy Lee. How tech’s lack of diversity leads to racist software. San Francisco Chronicle, July 22, 2015. http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/How-tech-s-lack-of-diversity-leads-to-racist-6398224.php

Racism is Poisoning Online Ad Delivery, Says Harvard Professor, Technology Review, February 4, 2013. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/510646/racism-is-poisoning-online-ad-delivery-says-harvard-professor/

Julia Angwin and Terry Parris Jr. for ProPublica. Facebook lets advertisers exclude users by race. ArsTechnica, – 10/28/2016, http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/10/facebook-lets-advertisers-exclude-users-by-race/

Elizabeth Weise , USATODAY 2:03 p.m. EDT October 31, 2016. Blacks face discrimination in ride-hailing. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/10/31/uber-lyft-black-african-american-women-discrimination-wait-times-longer-rides/92790684/

Discrimination in General – Personality – other attributes of physicality – mental health
Quentin Hardy. Using Algorithms to Determine Character. New York Times, July 26, 2015. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/using-algorithms-to-determine-character/?ref=technology

ANNE EISENBERG. When Algorithms Grow Accustomed to Your Face. New York Times, NOV. 30, 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/technology/when-algorithms-grow-accustomed-to-your-face.html

What could Facebook target next? Our mental health data Emily Reynolds. The Guardian. Nov 1, 2016.https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/01/facebook-target-mental-health-data-online

Job Discrimination
Mysterious algorithms, black-box AI recruiters are binning our résumés: The software separating jobseekers and jobs remains a secret. The Register, Oct. 17, 2016. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/17/hr_sw_for_job_applicants_lacking/

Roy Maurer. EEOC’s New Plan Targets Gig Work, Talent Analytics. October 21, 2016. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/eeoc-new-plan-targets-gig-work-talent-analytics.aspx?utm_source=circulate.it&utm_campaign=circulate.it&utm_medium=twitter

Love and Romance
Jenna Wortham. Taking a Chance on Love, and Algorithms. New York Times, APRIL 7, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/technology/in-online-dating-taking-a-chance-on-love-and-algorithms.html?ref=technology

Benjamin Winterhalter. Don’t Fall in Love on OkCupid, JStor Daily, February 10, 2016. http://daily.jstor.org/dont-fall-in-love-okcupid/

News media…
Craig Silverman. Here’s Why Facebook’s Trending Algorithm Keeps Promoting Fake News. BuzzFeed, October 26, 2016. https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/can-facebook-trending-fight-off-fake-news?utm_term=.cognPNGB7R#.fiYKxgwNk8

Education
Anya Kamenetz. How One University Used Big Data To Boost Graduation Rates. NPREd, October 30, 2016. http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/10/30/499200614/how-one-university-used-big-data-to-boost-graduation-rates?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2056

Emma Brown and Todd C. Frankel. Facebook-backed school software shows promise — and raises privacy concerns. Washington Post, Oct 11, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/facebook-backed-school-software-shows-promise–and-raises-privacy-concerns/2016/10/11/2580f9fe-80c6-11e6-b002-307601806392_story.html

Cathy O’Neill. Facebook’s Child Workforce. October 21, 2016. https://mathbabe.org/2016/10/21/facebooks-child-workforce/

 

 

 

 

 

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