Algorithms decide who gets a loan, who gets a job interview, who gets insurance and much more — but they don’t automatically make things fair. Mathematician and data scientist Cathy O’Neil coined a term for algorithms that are secret, important and harmful: “Weapons of Math Destruction.”
Take in this officicial TED Talk and learn more about the hidden agendas behind the formulas that define modern life.
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This is why we can’t have nice things.
They lie to us. They legally can’t help it because the laws are written to compel corporate leadership to place stockholders profit above any other consideration. If the CEO of any corporation told the truth they would face prison time. Even if there were not a better business model that didn’t include a battery package that that can cost from a third to half the value of the vehicle, they could use accounting tricks called Lead Loss, investing in the market, confident of their future return.
This is what happens when you fail to respect cultural technology vis-a-vis relationship management as being on equal footing with material expressions of science and technology. Prioritizing things over people is idolatry, even in secular terms
Let that idea sink in for a moment.