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Perhaps Congress took "The Wizard of Oz" a bit too seriously

by Phoebe Unterman and Kai Ryssdal Dec 11, 2018
At the House Judiciary Committee hearing with Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, Rep. Zoe Lofgren from California had to ask for clarification that Google’s Search algorithm is not a “little man sitting behind the curtain figuring out what [Google is] going…
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Some of YouTube's biggest stars say their work is hurting their health

by Molly Wood Nov 28, 2018
Is the platform's unpredictable algorithm contributing to burnout?
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How tech is finding its way into your beauty bag

by Erika Beras Mar 16, 2017
Turns out algorithms are just at good at assessing your pores as analyzing data.
More than 300 companies displayed their products at the Beauty Tech Summit at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Products showcased include a hairbrush with a built-in microphone.
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False information on the internet is hiding the truth about onions

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 14, 2017
Tom Scocca wants to fight "the darkness of falsehood." He's starting with onions.









Google changed the search results on how long it takes to caramelize onions after Tom Scocca's recent blog post.
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Full interview: San Francisco district attorney on using algorithm to set bail

by Molly Wood Aug 16, 2016
Can an algorithm be more just than a human?
Various regions across the country are testing a bail-setting algorithm.
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Full interview: ProPublica's Julia Angwin on biased sentencing algorithms

by Ben Johnson May 25, 2016
Looking at the racial bias of algorithms.
An algorithm created by the for-profit company Northpointe to predict future crime was only 61 percent accurate, according to a ProPublica analysis.
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Actuality, by Marketplace and Quartz

Robot Tastemakers

by , and Mar 23, 2016
"Actuality" visits Spotify to look into the algorithmic DJs that soundtrack our lives.
French electronic duo Daft Punk, the original robot DJs, in "Tron: Legacy"
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Is this the rise of the robots? Probably not

by Kai Ryssdal and Tommy Andres Sep 23, 2015
Pedro Domingos' book 'The Master Algorithm' explores technology and our future.
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An algorithm that matches kidney patients and donors

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 17, 2015
Stanford economics professor's formula has helped save a lot of lives.

Algorithm as Art

by Ben Johnson and Aparna Alluri Apr 2, 2015
Imagine an auction where you could buy algorithms...