Periodicals>Newspaper Article:  Foer, Franklin (19 September 2017), Facebook’s war on free will, Retrieved on 2017-09-22
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  • Folksonomies: computer science algorithms

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    22 SEP 2017

     Outsourcing our Thinking to Algorithms and Those Who Engi...

    ...even as an algorithm mindlessly implements its procedures – and even as it learns to see new patterns in the data – it reflects the minds of its creators, the motives of its trainers. Amazon and Netflix use algorithms to make recommendations about books and films. (One-third of purchases on Amazon come from these recommendations.) These algorithms seek to understand our tastes, and the tastes of like-minded consumers of culture. Yet the algorithms make fundamentally different recommend...
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    22 SEP 2017

     Algorithms are Subjective/Creative Things

    he algorithm may be the essence of computer science – but it’s not precisely a scientific concept. An algorithm is a system, like plumbing or a military chain of command. It takes knowhow, calculation and creativity to make a system work properly. But some systems, like some armies, are much more reliable than others. A system is a human artefact, not a mathematical truism. The origins of the algorithm are unmistakably human, but human fallibility isn’t a quality that we associate with ...
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