Algorithms: The DNA To Our Digital Data
They are the force behind big companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Often hidden or misunderstood, these chunks of computer code drive pretty much everything we do online.
This hour: algorithms. They permeate throughout our lives, from credit scores to GPS driving directions. But how do algorithms work?
We talk about algorithms, machine learning, and the ethics of computer-problem solving.
- Christine Chung - Computer Science professor at Connecticut College and algorithms researcher
- Karen Hao - Artificial Intelligence reporter for MIT Technology Review; she writes a weekly AI newsletter called “Algorithm” (@_KarenHao)
- Mutale Nkonde - Fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University (@mutalenkonde)
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.