A huge machine with no point of human contact no process of appeal no mercy. Just the numbers. That's the nightmare.
there is no "rooting out bias". you can't separate algorithms from human processes. humans create algorithms, humans test algorithms. garbage in, garbage out. all you're doing is removing individual accountability, which is the very reasonable fear that luke is expressing, as he does, more poetically.The interesting thing about algorithms is not that they’re more or less biased than human processes—it’s that they’re consistent and testable. If you can take a system and root out algorithmic bias, you have a fair system, and you can feel pretty good about it staying that way. Humans are never like this—their shifting, their judgements are inscrutable and uncontestable. Algorithms create a venue that allows for fairness, I don’t know why more people don’t understand that.
don't be awed by the triumphalism, it's a smokescreenI tell you what else is terrifying, having triumphalist fresh cheeked college boys in laundered chinos telling you they have solved society and we just need to pipe down and let them administer it in our own best interests.
I'm not as bloody-minded as you are, I think we can just fight them - successfully - on the field of ideasPadraig are you ready to pull the trigger? Rid society of this menace?
I know. But I'm not sure they have got to the stage of realising that yet. The same assumptions are behind Stan's thinking though he's obviously a sweetheart but he hasn't managed to root them out, as ideology. He's hasn't dug deep enough. Funnily enough it was Vimothy who pointed this out first, right at the beginning.it's an ideological belief. the more they post the clearer that becomes.
tbf people go through their entire lives without realizing thatBut I'm not sure they have got to the stage of realising that yet