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.