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Tagged with “bias” (4)

  1. Crony Beliefs

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled to make sense of the terrifying gulf that separates the inside and outside views of beliefs.

    From the inside, via introspection, each of us feels that our beliefs are pretty damn sensible. Sure we might harbor a bit of doubt here and there. But for the most part, we imagine we have a firm grip on reality; we don’t lie awake at night fearing that we’re massively deluded.

    But when we consider the beliefs of other people? It’s an epistemic shit show out there. Astrology, conspiracies, the healing power of crystals. Aliens who abduct Earthlings and build pyramids. That vaccines cause autism or that Obama is a crypto-Muslim — or that the world was formed some 6,000 years ago, replete with fossils made to look millions of years old. How could anyone believe this stuff?!

    No, seriously: how?

    http://secondenumerations.blogspot.com/2017/04/episode-10-crony-beliefs.html

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  2. Unconscious Bias @ Work | Google Ventures

    Unconscious biases are created and reinforced by our environments and experiences. Our mind is constantly processing information, oftentimes without our conscious awareness. When we are moving fast or lack all the data, our unconscious biases fill in the gaps, influencing everything from product decisions to our interactions with coworkers. There is a growing body of research – led by scientists at Google – surrounding unconscious bias and how we can prevent it from negatively impacting our decision making.

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  3. The Algorithms of Discrimination – Janie Rants

    In this special episode, Janie speaks about her background as a non-traditional student and programmer and about why she feels that asking about algorithms in job interviews is discriminatory.

    http://janierants.com/?podcast=the-algorithms-of-discrimination

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  4. Untangling the Web: Ideologies of the Technologies

    How has the most revolutionary innovation of our time - the Internet - transformed our world? What does it mean for the modern family? How has it changed our concepts of privacy? Of celebrity? Of love, sex and hate?

    In this excerpt from Untangling the Web: What the Internet is Doing to You, author Dr Aleks Krotoski raises a thought provoking question: do we rule the technology, or is it ruling us?.

    "Aleks Krotoski is a rare combination of academic (she has a PhD in psychology), geek, reporter and fluent essayist." - The Guardian

    "Her combination of cautious academic rigour and geek-like enthusiasm makes a very valuable contribution to the debate" - Financial Times

    More on this topic at untanglingtheweb.tumblr.com, the reporter’s notebook for the Guardian and Observer column and the book.

    http://untanglingtheweb.tumblr.com/post/70183375045/the-people-behind-the-screens-are-the

    https://soundcloud.com/aktkltd/untangling-the-web-ideologies

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