Wrong, Elon Musk: the big problem with free speech on platforms isn’t censorship. It’s the algorithms
There’s a tension between facilitating free and fair debate on social media, and businesses’ bottom line. And it must be resolved with the public interest in mind.
When social media companies employ opaque algorithms to capture and keep our attention, what power does the individual have to resist?
We discuss why it’s no longer true that automation and AI will make all our jobs easier.
If the historical data used to train an AI system disadvantages certain minority groups, the system can be swayed to follow these patterns in its own decision-making process.
This week: The Social Dilemma, our first movie review on The Future, This Week. We bring in everything we’ve learnt about social media over the past three years.
This week: the media hype around AI writing essays, and how to make clean meat innovation palatable.
This week: working less for more, and the future of work not as usual.
This week: calling bullshit, sexist credit cards and death predictions with Jevin West.
How can we make better decisions? Professor Daniel Kahneman discusses bias, noise and algorithms.
This week: part one of a special with Simon Kemp on the state of digital.
This week: welcome to Season 6, with hidden YouTube fame and ghost kitchens.
Each year the Macquarie Dictionary Committee choose a new word that represents the year gone by. Drawn from a short list, the words selected are both innovative and highly topical: so it’s no coincidence we have delved into some of the issues underlying these evolving words.