Human choice and automated decisions

A super article from James Casey -who has authored this blog- on automated decision making. A nice follow up to my last blog. Although this article is deep and insightful. Enjoy!

As I See It
Nudges, Algorithms, and Human Choice: What Does the Future Hold?

Google auto-complete helps your prejudice

Saw this post by Danah Boyd on how search engine algorithms can produce “false positives” in  suggestions from auto complete. An interesting thought, but a bit slim on facts. I wonder  how much searching it takes to link names or terms together.

It is still interesting to think that the search engine algorithms, in their endless strive to optimize our quest for all, really just narrows the internet down to what we already liked and thought we knew. That they, in that way confirms our world view, whatever it may be.