Bestselling author Hannah Fry: "We need to hold algorithms to account"
Algorithms permeate all areas of life, shaping consumption, finance, medicine and more. Their power shapes our everyday lives, but they often act without our consent. In her latest book, "Hello World," bestselling author Hannah Fry calls for critical scrutiny and transparent, democratic algorithms to prevent potential abuse. It is time to stop seeing machines as infallible authorities, but to scrutinise their decisions and hold them accountable for mistakes.
9 November, 2023 by
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
MIT Professor Daron Acemoglu: "Computer technologies can become democratising tools"
Technology shapes progress and offers a potential for prosperity or inequality. In the Middle Ages, the nobility benefited from agricultural technology, while the peasantry suffered. Is artificial intelligence now threatening jobs and democracy? MIT Professor Daron Acemoglu knows what opportunities and benefits artificial intelligence will bring in the future.