2019 Michigan Tech Magazine: Issue 1

  • Life is full of data, but what happens when data takes on a life of its own?

    Bias in the Algorithm

    Algorithms are more than equations. They redefine us. A few years back, rumor had it that a multinational technology company was making great strides to finalize and implement a computerized hiring tool. Using artificial intelligence (AI), the program scored job applicants on a scale of 1 to 5 and predicted which of the top candidates would be best for the job.

On the cover: Artificial intelligence and machine learning are here to stay. Beyond your Netflix queue, they affect who hires you, whether you get a loan, where you shop (if you get that loan). What do these human-made equations reflect back to us? And how do humans remain in the driver's seat?


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  • Ian Repp—Assistant Vice President of University Marketing and Communications
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