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First, I think I over-reacted to automated pricing models (thanks to my buddy Ernie Davis who made me think harder about this). I don’t think immediate reaction to price changes is necessaril…
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Don’t know about you, but I’m sick of New Year’s resolutions, as a concept. They’re flabby goals that we’re meant not only to fail to achieve but to feel bad about per…
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Today in my weekly Slate Money podcast I’m discussing the recent lawsuit, brought by the families of the Orlando Pulse shooting victims, against Facebook, Google, and Twitter. They claim the …
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If you’re wondering why I don’t write more blog posts, it’s because I’m writing for other stuff all the time now! But the good news is, once those things are published, I ca…
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I don’t need to hear from all you people who never got on Facebook in the first place. I know you’re already smiling your smug smile. This story is not for you. But hey, you people who …
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This is a continuation of a discussion I’ve been having with myself about the various definition of fairness in scoring systems. Yesterday I mentioned a recent paper entitled Inherent Trade-O…
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A few people have been sending me, via Twitter or email, this unsurprising article about how recidivism risk algorithms are inherently racist. I say unsurprising because I’ve recently read a …
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My buddy Josh Vekhter is visiting from his Ph.D. program in computer science and told me about a couple of incredibly creepy technological advances that will soon make our previous experience of fa…
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Lately I’ve been thinking about technical approaches to measuring, monitoring, and addressing discrimination in algorithms. To do this, I consider the different stakeholders and the relative …
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Now that I’m not on Facebook, I have more time to listen to music. Here’s what I’ve got this morning. First, Fare Thee Well from the soundtrack to Llewyn Davis: Second, my sonR…
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I’m happy to report that my book was reviewed in the New York Review of Books along with Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke’s Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorit…
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