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Making a Hard Process Easier

Topic 9

Algorithm could be anything depending on your outlook. “Algorithms are opinions embed in code.” I really like this quote she said because it’s a unique outlook on the subject. She talks about how they aren’t inherently fair which makes sense. They can be very biased.

I think what I took away from this week’s discussion is how much there is out there in technology. As in, there is so much that we don’t know and so much that hurts people. The conversation about the algorithms affecting people of colour and other minorities is difficult yet not surprising. It makes me wonder how we could even begin to solve this issue on the outside. As an average person, how could I even begin to help or figure the biases at play algorithmically?

I hope things can continue to improve and be talked about more openly. I think this is a serious issue that we need to address.

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