What is an algorithm?
How is it different from a software program?
What are some of the algorithms that shape our lives and what are their dangers?
Newsfeeds / Filter bubbles / Online abuse protection
Algorithmic/high frequency trading (Slavin)
Welfare case adjudications
Digital Rights Management (Youtube videos going offline)
Cathy O’Neil – The era of blind faith in big data must end
Dystopia: Pick an algorithm and imagine how it could get worse, or imagine a new aspect of your live being determined by an algorithm.
Well deserved – a market for privilege
Black Mirror the entire history of you
Resistance: Can you think of ways to counter the troubling effects of these algorithms?
CV Dazzle / Stealth Wear
FB Mood manipulator