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Episode 17 - Diurnal High Variance
Hilary and Roger talk about Amazon Echo and Alexa as AI as a service, the COMPAS algorithm, criminal justice forecasts, and whether algorithms can introduce or remove bias (or both).

Show Notes:

In Two Moves, AlphaGo and Lee Sedol Redefined the Future (

Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct (

Machine Bias: There’s Software Used Across the Country to Predict Future Criminals. And it’s Biased Against Blacks (

ProPublica analysis of COMPAS (

Richard Berk’s Criminal Justice Forecasts of Risk (*Version*=1&*entries*=0)

Cathy O’Neill: Weapons of Math Destruction (

Cathy O’Neill: I’ll stop calling algorithms racist when you stop anthropomorphizing AI

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