Terrific presentation at THOUGHTworks last night. Cathy O’Neil gave a stimulating presentation on her new book, Weapons of Math Destruction, about the many misuses of algorithms in business, education, the judicial system, and many other areas.
And Professor Augustin Chaintreau gave a riveting analysis containing seeds of ideas that that can be grown into ethical operating principles — or what I like to call EOP — that will rival others, particularly among those ethicists in the industry (as opposed to Professor Chaintreau being in the academy). I look forward to more dialogues as I finish my book on Juris-Diction-ALL: Informational Imperialism.
Director and co-Founder Emmanuel Letouzé asked questions that lead us to explore issues of agency (people, not IoT) and the dilemmas with efficacy. To me it’s all about how we can find humanity as we calculate and communicate in zeros and ones, given the elites’ designing power that alters or effect places, peoples, and things or what I call Informational Imperialism that stems from social spheres colliding.and creates Juris-Diction-ALL Discrimination.#
Fred and I disagree on almost everything “substantive” about American politics*, especially in 2016. But we do agree on ten things: Here’s the list:
Nate Silveris a political scientist, and a social engineer, given that during election #3 he categorically failed to predict Trump (538’s prediction was in the margin of error, according to their statistics or data crunch).
Anthony Weiner is a man’s man within the male-dominated political world of scandals, no matter how many scandals people postulate Hillary Clinton is embroiled in.
Men, and women, and all genders, who act like men, are self-serving egotists who will hopefully begin having their own public scandals while in public service, thereby achieving parity of all sexes.**
Former NY Representative from Queens Anthony Weiner should get a Ph.D. but not teach ethics or the politics of scandals, let alone practice the latter, unless it is an extension course on the politics of the need for more men in childcare and parenting.*** (Alec Baldwin’s interview deserved an A of sorts for his interview of Weiner)