Data, data everywhere

By Marta Stelmaszak Rosa | Collection about articles on data, analytics, algorithms and their consequences.

How TripAdvisor changed travel

The world’s biggest travel site has turned the industry upside down – but now it is struggling to deal with the same kinds of problems that are vexing other tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter. By Linda Kinstler<p>Should one be so unlucky as to find oneself, as I did, lying awake in bed in …

TripAdvisor

Netflix’s ‘new world order’: a streaming giant on the brink of global domination

This year, the company is spending $8bn on content, including 700 original TV shows<p>I think everyone is frightened about the new world order Clare Binns<p>At the Berlin film festival last February, Clare Binns took her seat for the premiere of a Spanish film that was generating a quiet buzz. She hoped …

After the Facebook scandal it’s time to base the digital economy on public v private ownership of data

We must find a way to make firms like Facebook pay for accessing our data – conceptualised as something we own in common<p>The continuing collapse of public trust in Facebook is welcome news to those of us who have been warning about the perils of “data extractivism” for years.<p>It’s reassuring to have …

UK's Nudge Unit tests machine learning to rate schools and GPs

The government’s ‘Nudge Unit’ is experimenting with using machine learning algorithms to rate how well schools and doctors’ surgeries are …

Mapping the People of Scotland

We're living in the age of 'Big Data.' The information bank gathered by everything from social media services to mobile phones is so large that the …

The Subtle Sources of Sampling Bias Hiding in Your Data

When a group of Boston College studentsi started an analytics project using data about UFO sightings, they thought they might learn more about visits …

The era of blind faith in big data must end

Algorithms decide who gets a loan, who gets a job interview, who gets insurance and much more -- but they don't automatically make things fair. …

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Weapons of Math Destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy

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You, By the Numbers

This past March entrepreneur and scientist Stephen Wolfram wrote a blog post titled “The Personal Analytics of My Life.” In it, he mapped data about his e-mail usage, time spent in meetings, even the number of keystrokes he’s logged—<i>for 22 years.</i> The resulting charts and graphs are mesmerizing, and …

Video & Audio: Ethics of Big Data - 17 October 2016 - Surveillance and Employment Relations in a Data-Saturated Society - Metadata

Description:<p>David Renton (Barrister, Garden Court Chambers)<p>What are the implications for relations between employers and workers of living in a …

LSE Lit Fest 2017: Platform Capitalism by Nick Srnicek

<i>What unites the emergence of diverse terms such as ‘gig economy’, ‘sharing economy’ and ‘attention economy’? In</i> <b>Platform Capitalism</b><i>,</i> <b>Nick Srnicek</b><i></i> …

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Big Data: Power, Potential, and Perils

Education Unbundled: What knowledge will we lose if we automate the professions?

<b>Automating the Professions</b><p>Unique among the outpouring of articles and books about automation over the last few years, Richard and Daniel Susskind …

Is Facebook Tough on Women? Let's Check the Data

Does Facebook discriminate against female engineers? It’s a question that may take more than one statistical analysis to answer.<p>The issue has gained prominence thanks to the research of a former Facebook Inc. engineer, who -- according to the Wall Street Journal -- found that female engineers get …

Machine learning in the world around you

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Don’t Let Facebook Make You Miserable

IT is now official. Scholars have analyzed the data and confirmed what we already knew in our hearts. Social media is making us miserable.<p>We are all dimly aware that everybody else can’t possibly be as successful, rich, attractive, relaxed, intellectual and joyous as they appear to be on Facebook. …

Social Media

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

'This oversteps a boundary': teenagers perturbed by Facebook surveillance

News that Facebook shared teens’ details with advertisers throws focus on firm’s ability to mine the data of its 2 billion users – and raises serious ethical questions<p>We know that Facebook keeps track of every like, click and post we make to its platform. If we often check in at airports, it’s not …

Big Data Pipelines and Machine Learning at Uber

How does the Marketplace org at Uber ingest, store, query and analyze big data? What does our ML infrastructure look like?

Big Data: Are We Giving Up Control?

The first big data project commenced in America, in 1937 where the government attempted to record the social security contributions of its 128 …

Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the …