This is a great watch and lot of information from Cathy O’Neil, author of “Weapons of Math Destruction” and computer scientist Jaron Lanier.   Nobody is minding the shop as you can’t ask a machine for an appeal or know how the machine computedimage the results. “Engagement is just a sanitized term for addiction”…says Lanier“So when you are giving over control to an algorithm, it’s giving control to a company and until you get clear on that, you’re going to be taken advantage of”.  That being said, give some serious thought to all these healthcare organizations promoting “engagement” as well as banks, credit cards and so forth. 

There’s a sector on a man being denied parole by an algorithm and nobody knows how it was computed.  There are cases where judges can’t overrule a decision for algorithms, and it frustrates all.  This is what I have to say about the big data business as relates to black boxes.  Also follow the plight of the “gig” delivery guy and watch for how that ends. 

“One Trick Algo World” Needs to be Licensed and Indexed–Spurious Correlations “For Profit” Are Out of Control

Excess Scoring of US Consumers, US Citizens-Scored into Oblivion By Proprietary Algorithms and Formulas, Never Duplicated or Tested for Accuracy-Profits of Big Business And A White House Executive Command To Continue the Abuse..

“The mathematicians and programmers begin to realize that the algorithms that are among all these automated decision systems are not neutral and may contain errors. Because the smart code may then decide more quickly than people, the results are not only sometimes defective, but sometimes downright dangerous. Should we be blindly guided by the decisions of the algorithm?

Where should they complain if something does not go as it should be? Legislatives are also emerging in the judiciary. For example, an American prisoner had to sit longer than comparable prisoners because the algorithm, which establishes a risk score, gave him an inexplicably high outcome. And unlike the decisions made by a judge, it turns out to be virtually impossible to challenge the assessment of an algorithm.”

“Algorithms don’t just predict the future they cause the future…and are causing winners and losers…built by companies looking to profit”…Algorithms are being used to “commoditize” us.”

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence is not going to save us, the perception of this has turned out to be wrong.  Again this is a good documentary that explains what’s going on out there and how you might want to wake somewhere along the line.  I’ve been writing about the “Attack of the Killer Algorithms” for years.  At one one point a few years back I was over 60 posts tagged as chapters with real life examples.  I issued a warning of this back in 2012. 

Big Data/Analytics If Used Out of Context and Without True Values Stand To Be A Huge Discriminatory Practice Against Consumers–More Honest Data Scientists Needed to Formulate Accuracy/Value To Keep Algo Duping For Profit Out of the Game

Related posts:

“This Call May Be Recorded for Quality Purposes”..Heck Not, Millions of Algorithms Have Been Turned Loose to Listen To and Analyze Your Voice When You Talk To Your Insurance Company As Algorithms Continue To Take Over the World…
Algorithms, Scoring Metrics, Privacy and more in today’s Healthcare business world–The Healthcare Algo Cartel

It’s Time To Look At Some of the Proprietary Code Running in the US–Too Many Companies and Banks Are Playing “Techno-God” Saying “Trust Me” With the Numbers and Stats…

Somebody Needs to Start Calling “Foul” On Proprietary Predictive Algorithms When They Cannot Be Replicated For Accuracy As This Accelerates Inequality and Promotes Even More Data Selling For Profit

FICO Medication Adherence Scoring Should Be Banned As It’s Quantitated Justifications for Profit That Hurts US Consumers Using Proprietary Algorithms That Cannot Be Replicated For Accuracy or Audited

Quantitated Justification For Believing Things That Are Not True And Using Mathematical Processes To Fool Ourselves-The Journalistic Bot Functionality Debuts As Media Can’t Resist

“Cybertopia-Dreams of Silicon Valley”-Documentary About Politics, Economics and Debate on Where is the “Real” World Today? The Producers the Takers and the Dupers…

Computer Scientist, jaronLanier Explains How Big Data Is Used to Limit Our Freedom–The Value of Your Personal Data…



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