People trust algorithms more than other human beings, study finds. Who do they think programs those computers?

No matter how many algorithmic ‘glitches’ and backdoors we find in our electronics, we can’t seem to put them down. Most of us would argue we need technology, but a growing subset trust it more than people. Why? In an era where humans are hamstrung by fear of bias, it’s easier to delegate certain tasks … Continue reading People trust algorithms more than other human beings, study finds. Who do they think programs those computers?

Big Brother Facebook: Now Can Identify You Without Seeing You or Your Face

New reports indicate that the myth of “Big Brother Facebook” is not so much of a myth anymore. The site can now identify you in a sea of people – from behind and without even seeing your face. In fact, Facebook’s algorithms can accurately identify an individual user from among 800 million pictures—in less than five … Continue reading Big Brother Facebook: Now Can Identify You Without Seeing You or Your Face