The theme for today’s Tech Sharecase was algorithms and the roles they play in our lives. We started off by watching a TED Talk video by MIT grad student, Joy Buolamwini, titled “How I’m Fighting Bias in Algorithms.”
The discussion among our twenty attendees touched on a number of topics:
- Cathy O’Neil’s book, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
- filter bubbles
- predictive analytics systems for “student success”
- algorithms in library search systems
If you’d like to learn more about algorithms, here is a list of references to articles, books, videos, and more.