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Sawyer Seminar Lecture: "Subjective Decision Making by Machines: When Algorithms Watch, Judge and Nudge Us" by Zeynep Tufekci

Thursday, February 4, 2016

More and more of our online interactions are mediated by software that uses large amounts of our data and complex computations make decisions. These algorithms make subjective choices and act like gatekeepers in multiple arenas, from the public sphere (like Facebook) to hiring. This talk explores this emergent layer of machine intelligence in our lives.

Speaker: Zeynep Tufekci, Assistant Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC

This event is sponsored by the John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures, titled Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, and Politics, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information, please refer to the Seminar’s website.