Algorithms

Considering Bias

Human perceptions and decision-making are riddled with cognitive biases. Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that sometimes lead to irrational judgments. For example, you might think you are more likely to die in a plane crash than die of a heart attack (that’s caused by the availability heuristic). While that can impact […]

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When Algorithms Run the Government

The Impact Lab’s Andrew Means calls for transparency in algorithmic decision-making to ensure proper, equitable practice in service of the public good.

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The Two Faces of Data

Giving more data won’t make us wiser and sacrificing more for data’s sake won’t make us safer. What can the social sector learn from the tragedy of Harvey Dent?

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