Economics, Society, Technology

MIT: Algorithms Are Making American Inequality Worse

Don’t miss MIT Tech Review’s interview with political scientist Virginia Eubanks about her new book, Automating Inequality. Some highlights:   In Automating Inequality, author Virginia Eubanks argues that the poor are the testing ground for new technology that increases inequality. The book, out this week, starts with a history of American poorhouses, which dotted the […]

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Technology

Recent Read: The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

Excellent piece on MIT Tech Review about how deep learning works. Some excerpts: Already, mathematical models are being used to help determine who makes parole, who’s approved for a loan, and who gets hired for a job. If you could get access to these mathematical models, it would be possible to understand their reasoning. But banks, […]

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Economics, Society

Climate Volatility: It’s Time to Pay The Bill

One of the interesting dynamics I see in business and society in general is the slow but perceptible shift in the debate on climate change from whether we should believe it to what do we about it now that it’s here. Of course, there are still a few hold outs who think we should keep […]

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