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Jun 9, 2016

Hilary and Roger talk about Amazon Echo and Alexa as AI as a service, the COMPAS algorithm, criminal justice forecasts, and whether algorithms can introduce or remove bias (or both). Show Notes: In Two Moves, AlphaGo and Lee Sedol Redefined the Future ( Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct ( Machine Bias: There’s Software Used Across the Country to Predict Future Criminals. And it’s Biased Against Blacks ( ProPublica analysis of COMPAS ( Richard Berk’s Criminal Justice Forecasts of Risk (*Version*=1&*entries*=0) Cathy O’Neill: Weapons of Math Destruction ( Cathy O’Neill: I’ll stop calling algorithms racist when you stop anthropomorphizing AI RMS Fact package: Use R! 2016: