Harvard's Cass Sunstein: Algorithms can correct human biases

A tool that can slowly build a better world.

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  • Algorithms help drive the modern world.
  • Algorithms reflect human biases, but some — as Harvard's Cass Sunstein notes — can be built to help correct our biases.
  • If you build the right algorithm, you might be able to help contribute to a better world.
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"To err" is to be robotic — apparently.


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  • About 3.1 million individuals could lose their job to self-driving cars.
  • A.I. is not a monolith. It makes a lot of mistakes.
  • To better understand how to navigate our economic future, we should pay attention to these mistakes.
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  • The Pix backpack features a built-in screen that displays customizable messages and animations.
  • Pix is currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter for $199 and is expected to deliver in January 2019.
  • Pix raises questions about the future of wearable technology, especially in terms of advertising potential.
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