“As Julian Assange has said, it just happens to be a fact about reality, such as that you can build atomic bombs, that there are math problems that you can create that even the strongest state cannot break … there is a property of the universe that is on the side of privacy, because some encryption algorithms are impossible for any government to break, ever.” – LRB · John Lanchester · When Bitcoin Grows Up: What is Money?
“TayandYou failed from the start. “You absolutely do NOT let an algorithm mindlessly devour a whole bunch of data that you haven’t vetted even a little bit,“ they said. “It blows my mind, because surely they’ve been working on this for a while, surely they’ve been working with Twitter data, surely they knew this shit existed. And yet they put in absolutely no safeguards against it?!”” – How to Make a Bot That Isn’t Racist
“So how do algorithms become “accountabilia” (Ziewitz 2011) – objects for the deferral of accountability? How do they shift and change existing networks of accountability?” – Solon Barocas, Sophie Hood, and Malte Ziewitz,
Governing Algorithms – A Provocation Piece
Book Review: A story about the rise of bots and hackers on Wall Street and how the exodus to Silicon Valley is too late to change the rule of algorithms. more