Gilad Lotan and the Age of Algorithm

Gilad Lotan and the Age of Algorithm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Gilad Lotan (@gilgul) from the startup incubator BetaWorks explains why algorithms could be a danger to all of us  in a discussion with Lutz Finger,[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=””][vc_column_text]The #occupywallstreet hashtag did not trend on twitter, but Kim Kardashian’s wedding did. Why? Definitely not because the movement was of less importance in comparison to the wedding. The algorithm was designed in a way that it only found bursty conversations, resulting from situations where a lot of people tweeted within the same time frame.

Algorithms are not neutral. They need to make decisions in favor of one behavior over another. They determine what is trending and what is not. Because they are so powerful, they have a bias that determines which information gets heard or which person is important.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_cta_button2 h2=”LEARN MORE ABOUT CONTENT CURATION” style=”rounded” txt_align=”left” title=”Sign me up” btn_style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” position=”right”]Ask Measure Learn

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