Unintended Consequences in the Digital Age

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Computer Algorithms Causing Catastrophic Effects

We have a problem. We have unleashed a virus into our computers. I don’t think it was done intentionally. The problem was initially a financial strategy. In order to place products that we might buy in front of us, the programmers used our past purchases as a way of honing in on our preferences. This is fine for shoes or underwear but when…

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