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Vertical #farming: eliminating growing seasons, supporting locals http://reut.rs/293bGkg
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i would almost bet that cultured meat products are going to taste better and cost less money. If there is something preventing this from taking over, I can't see it.
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Want to find out why Cory Doctorow thinks the technological singularity is a progressive apocalypse? Watch his Singularity 1 on 1 interview to find out!
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My new blog post. A Study of Beauty.
Everyone knows beauty when they see it; but what is it exactly? What are the characteristics; physical, philosophical and spiritual? Is it in the eye of the beholder or the properties of the univer…
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This is an important subject. I suspect that it is going to be extremely interesting.
 
Interview with John Danaher - unfortunately Google Hangouts on Air is not available where I am - I will try recording via skype and then post the link once uploaded to youtube

The term 'algocracy' can be used to describe decision-making systems in which computer-coded algorithms structure and constrain the way in which human beings interact with these decision-making processes (see, generally, Aneesh 2009).  Though algorithms have been around long before computers - though used to involve in far more human input than they do today.


central thesis: That the increase in algorithm-based decision making poses a threat to the legitimacy of our political and legal system. The threat in question is relatively unique (due to its technological basis) and difficult to resist and accommodate.

1. What is 'algocracy'? Broadly speaking, to me 'algocracy' is the phenomenon whereby algorithms takeover public decision-making systems. More precisely, the term 'algocracy' can be used to describe decision-making systems in which computer-coded algorithms structure and constrain the way in which human beings interact with these decision-making processes (see, generally, Aneesh 2009). There are many different possible algocratic systems. I focus on algocratic systems made possible by the rise of big data, the internet of things, surveillance, data-mining and predictive analytics.
2. What is the 'threat of algocracy'?  Public decision-making processes ought to be legitimate. Most people take this to mean that the processes should satisfy a number of proceduralist and instrumentalist conditions. In other words, the processes should be fair and transparent whilst at the same time achieving good outcomes. The problem with algocratic systems is that they tend to favour good outcomes over transparency and fairness. This is the threat they pose to political legitimacy.
3. Can we (or should we) resist the threat? I argue that it is difficult to resist the threat of algocracy (i.e. to dismantle or block the creation of algocratic systems) due to the ubiquity of the technology and the strength of the political and economic forces favouring the creation of algocratic systems. I also argue that, in many cases, it may not be morally desirable to dismantle or block the creation of such systems.
4. Can we accommodate the threat? I argue that it is difficult to accommodate the threat of algocracy (i.e. to allow for meaningful participation in and comprehension of these systems). I examine three possible accommodationist solutions and find them lacking in several respects.
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We are a reflection of our environment.
Four assumptions frequently arise in the aftermath of mass shootings in the United States: (1) that mental illness causes gun violence, (2) that psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime, (3) that shootings represent the deranged acts of mentally ill ...
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Fighting crime with statistical analysis.
When she became the attorney general of New Jersey in 2007, Anne Milgram quickly discovered a few startling facts: not only did her team not really know who they were putting in jail, but they had no way of understanding if their decisions were actually making the public safer. And so began her ongoing, inspirational quest to bring data analytics and statistical analysis to the US criminal justice system.
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My new blog post. Criticizing RBE's approach.
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Interview with Futurezone about Technological Unemployment and the Meaning of Life
I recently had the privilege of being interviewed for the Austrian website Futurezone about the future of work and the meaning of life. The interview was translated into German from a conversation conducted via email in English. The official published versi...
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My new blog post. A model for a naturalized socioeconomic system.
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