Holding Algorithms Accountable

Friday, March 21, 2014


When an earthquake sent tremors through Los Angeles this week, an algorithm called Quakebot allowed the LA Times to release the news faster than any other media outlet. Bob talks with Nick Diakopoulos, a Tow Fellow at Columbia Journalism School, about what reporters should keep in mind as algorithms increasingly play a role in newsrooms.


Nick Diakopoulos

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Bob Garfield

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Robert Thomas from Santa Clara

Journalists should stop saying and stop writing the word "algorithm" and never say it or use it, ever again.


Words and phrases that also should be FORBIDDEN:

1) quantum
2) amygdala
3) functional MRI
4) meme
5) mindfulness
6) epigenetics
7) algorithm
8) [many others]

Mar. 23 2014 05:46 PM

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