Friday, April 22, 2016

New Podcast - Ep 1 Tal Zarsky on the Ethics of Big Data and Predictive Analytics

I've started a new podcast as part of my Algocracy and Transhumanism project. The aim of the project is to ask three questions:

  • How does technology create new governance structures, particularly algorithmic governance structures?
  • How does technology create new governance subjects, particularly through the augmentation and enhancement of the human body?
  • What implications does this have for our core political values such liberty, equality, privacy, transparency, accountability and so on?

The first episode is now available. I interview Professor Tal Zarsky about the ethics of big data and predictive analytics. You can download here or listen below. I will add iTunes and Stitcher subscription information once I have received approval from both.

Show Notes

  • 0:00-2:00 - Introduction 
  • 2:00-12:00 - Defining Big Data, Data-Mining and Predictive Analytics 
  • 12:00-17:00 - Understanding a predictive analytics systems 
  • 17:00 - 21:30 - Could we ever have an intelligent, automated decision-making system? 
  • 21:30 - 29:30 - Evaluating algorithmic governance systems: efficiency and fairness 
  • 29:30 - 36:00 - Could algocratic systems be less biased? 
  • 36:00 - 42:00 - Wouldn't algocratic systems inherit the biases of programmers/society? 
  • 42:00 - 54:30 - The value of transparency in algocratic systems
  • 54:30 - 1:00:1 - The gaming the system objection   


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