Can Algorithms And Big Data Appraise Character?

“Algorithms aren’t subjective,” said Jure Lescovic, a computer science profession from Stanford quoted by Quentin Hardy of the New York Times in “Using Algorithms to Determine Character”. “Bias comes from people.”

Bias comes from people, yes. As for algorithms – mathematically-based rules used to make predictions and decisions in business applications – is it true that they aren’t subjective? Hardy himself was quick to point out that “Algorithms do not fall from the sky.”

Author: Meta S. Brown

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