"To say the publication of The Good Immigrant has come at a good time would be an understatement … If 2016 has left you feeling helpless, desperately wondering what you can do to repair the damage of anti-immigration rhetoric, then reading it would be a good place to start: it leaves you feeling armed with empathy." (Vice)
The same can be said about living in the United States. We hope this will available in the United States very soon. For now you can find it at amazon.co.uk
"In a recent book that was longlisted for the National Book Award, Cathy O’Neil, a data scientist, blogger and former hedge-fund math geek, details a number of flawed algorithms to which we have given incredible power — she calls them “Weapons of Math Destruction.”
We have entrusted these algorithms to make important, potentially life-altering decisions, yet in many cases, they embed human race and
class biases; in other cases, they don’t function at all.
Among other examples, O’Neil examines a “value-added” model New York City used to decide which teachers to fire, even though, she writes, the algorithm was useless, functioning essentially as a random number generator, arbitrarily ending careers. She looks at models put to use by judges to assign recidivism scores to inmates that ended up having a racist inclination. And she looks at how algorithms are contributing to American partisanship, allowing political operatives to target voters with information that plays to their existing biases and fears. "
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IBM first outed Watson Beat earlier this summer. For Da Kid, the algorithms collected music cultural trends and over the last five years.
This only proves that a computer can be a mediocre song writer. What we need are TALENTED HUMAN song writers that can describe the spirit of the times.
This is great stuff about our choices toward attaining a healthy life.
It's about protecting the planet and how we can successfully change the attitudes of corporations that make destructive products ...
It also points at the advertising industry for selling whatever sells, without thought as to how some successful "SALE" campaigns are litterally "FAILS" for the agency and the world...
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