We Can’t Control What Big Data Knows About Us. Big Data Can’t Control It Either.

Can a computer program be racist? Imagine this scenario: A program that screens rental applicants is primed with examples of personal history, debt, and the like. The program makes its decision based on lots of signals: rental history, credit record, job, salary. Engineers “train” the program on sample data. People…

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