The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium
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Algorithms are the new medium between people and people, people and data, data and data. Artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, machine learning, neural networks, internet of things, smart cities, cryptocurrencies...
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Technology Requirements for Deep and Machine Learning

Technology Requirements for Deep and Machine Learning | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Having been at the forefront of machine learning since the 1980s when I was a staff scientist in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos performing basic re
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What's to fear about artificial intelligence?

What's to fear about artificial intelligence? | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
If there is cause for concern about AI, it doesn’t stem from the dangers it poses to humanity but because of its current applications in our societies
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Yahoo Cuts $4.8 Billion Deal to Sell Core Business to Verizon - NYTimes.com

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Big Data is watching you. Du totalitarisme algorithmique et de ses conséquences | Zilsel

Big Data is watching you. Du totalitarisme algorithmique et de ses conséquences | Zilsel | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
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Je n'adhère pas aux idées de cet article, ni aux idées de Morozov, mais ce sont des symptômes intéressants de la décadence d'une certaine intelligentsia...

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The internet of things is here, but the rules to run it are not

The internet of things is here, but the rules to run it are not | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The objects around us — from cars to clothes to baby monitors — are now internet-connected, and acting almost on their own. What laws do we need to control and protect ourselves when these objects act up?
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The Myth of a Superhuman AI

The Myth of a Superhuman AI | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Hyper-intelligent algorithms are not going to take over the world for these five reasons.
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Terrific...!!
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Wanted: Smart humans

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Without humans as a guide, current AI is no more capable than a computer without software.
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Gary Marcus, A Deep Learning Researcher, Thinks He Has a More Powerful AI Approach

Gary Marcus, A Deep Learning Researcher, Thinks He Has a More Powerful AI Approach | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

Like any proud father, Gary Marcus is only too happy to talk about the latest achievements of his two-year-old son. More unusually, he believes that the way his toddler learns and reasons may hold the key to making machines much more intelligent.


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UK suicide-prevention charity Samaritans checks Twitter timelines for worrying posts

UK suicide-prevention charity Samaritans checks Twitter timelines for worrying posts | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The charity has launched a service called Samaritans Radar, which helps and encourages Twitter users to support potentially depressed contacts. However, some see it as invasive and counterproductive.
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Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Could Be 'More Dangerous Than Nukes'

Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Could Be 'More Dangerous Than Nukes' | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
In an inspired weekend Twitter mini-rant, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk called artificial intelligence potentially more dangerous than nuclear weapons.
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Governing Algorithms: A Provocation Piece by Solon Barocas, Sophie Hood, Malte Ziewitz :: SSRN

Governing Algorithms: A Provocation Piece by Solon Barocas, Sophie Hood, Malte Ziewitz :: SSRN | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Algorithms have developed into somewhat of a modern myth. They “compet[e] for our living rooms” (Slavin 2011), “determine how a billion plus people get where th
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governance, automation, computation, big data, sociology, law, public policy, control

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Abstract:      
Algorithms have developed into somewhat of a modern myth. They “compet[e] for our living rooms” (Slavin 2011), “determine how a billion plus people get where they’re going” (McGee 2011), “have already written symphonies as moving as those composed by Beethoven” (Steiner 2012), and “free us from sorting through multitudes of irrelevant results” (Spring 2011). Nevertheless, the nature and implications of such orderings are far from clear. What exactly is it that algorithms “do”? What is the role attributed to “algorithms” in these arguments? How can we turn the “problem of algorithms” into an object of productive inquiry? This paper sets out to trouble the coherence of the algorithm as an analytical category and explores its recent rise in scholarship, policy, and practice through a series of provocations.

 

Keywords: algorithms, governance, automation, computation, big data, sociology, law, public policy, control