The Ethical Algorithm: The Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design by Michael Kearns, Aaron Roth
English | October 4th, 2019 | ISBN: 0190948205 | 232 pages | EPUB | 1.54 MB
Over the course of a generation, algorithms have gone from mathematical abstractions to powerful mediators of daily life. Algorithms have made our lives more efficient, more entertaining, and, sometimes, better informed. At the same time, complex algorithms are increasingly violating the basic rights of individual citizens. Allegedly anonymized datasets routinely leak our most sensitive personal information; statistical models for everything from mortgages to college admissions reflect racial and gender bias. Meanwhile, users manipulate algorithms to "game" search engines, spam filters, online reviewing services, and navigation apps.