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What's it like when an algorithm moderates your divorce?

Feb 18, 2022
In his latest book, NBC News tech correspondent argues that artificial intelligence is using behavioral science to exploit our unconscious habits.
In his latest book, NBC News tech correspondent argues that artificial intelligence is using behavioral science to exploit our unconscious habits.
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Amazon's brick-and-mortar clothing store? All about the algorithm

Jan 21, 2022
The online retailer has been experimenting with physical locations for several years now.
Amazon already has brick-and-mortar stores, including for books and groceries. Now, it's looking to clothing.
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New NYC law restricts hiring based on artificial intelligence

Dec 10, 2021
Employers won’t be allowed to use AI to screen job candidates unless the tech has gone through an audit to check for bias.
New York City follows Maryland and Illinois in implementing laws aimed at addressing algorithmic discrimination in hiring.
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How search algorithms shape our visual world

Dec 2, 2021
Stock images are everywhere. What implicit biases are they reinforcing?
iStock’s search results for "hand isolated." Though some token people of color appear, most photos show white people.
Screenshot made in October 2021 by Shoshana Gordon

How TikTok is becoming a powerful consumer marketing tool

Jul 16, 2021
The app can cause certain products to blow up overnight, Vox's internet culture reporter Rebecca Jennings says.
According to Vox senior reporter Rebecca Jennings, viral videos on TikTok are playing an increasingly important role in the stuff people buy.
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Apple's credit card may discriminate, just like lots of banking algorithms

Nov 12, 2019
Even when you sit down with a banker in person, algorithms likely affect whether you get a loan and how much interest you’ll pay.

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Can a credit card be sexist?

Nov 11, 2019
It is alleged that the Apple Card offers higher credits to men than it does women — on that basis alone.
Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks during an Apple product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25 in Cupertino, California.
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An argument for algorithms that reflect our highest ideals

Oct 31, 2018
"The purpose shouldn't just be the enrichment of the tech firm, but rather the common good as a whole," one author says.
An AI cancer detection microscope by Google is seen during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 (WAIC 2018) in Shanghai on September 18, 2018.
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An argument for algorithms that reflect our highest ideals

Oct 31, 2018
"The purpose shouldn't just be the enrichment of the tech firm, but rather the common good as a whole," one author says.
An AI cancer detection microscope by Google is seen during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 (WAIC 2018) in Shanghai on September 18, 2018.
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