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21 things that are wrong about ”algorithmic bias”

Just spent 1.5hrs talking to a journalist about algorithms. Sharing my notes, containing many ”unpopular opinions” that I nonetheless believe should be part of the public discussion about these topics. TL;DR: It’s easy to blame algorithms, hard to take individual responsibility. Here’s what’s wrong with the debate on algorithms: (1) algorithms are used as scapegoats […]

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On Social Media Sampling

In social media sampling, there are many issues. Two of them are: 1) the silent majority problem and 2) the grouping problem. The former refers to the imbalance between participants and spectators: can we trust that the vocal few represent the views of all? The latter means that people of similar opinions tend to flock […]

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Big data is not enough data

Thoughts on algorithms.