Jędrzej Niklas of the London School of Economics talks to Bartłomiej Kozek about how algorithms can perpetuate discrimination and argues that they should not be left in the hands of IT people.
Data collected from users feeds algorithms that are shaping our perceptions about the world and the way we engage with the information by selecting what we can see, read and listen on the web, most of the time with a hidden agenda.
It’s politics, not technology, that is pushing us towards dystopia.
Algorithms as technical entities also function as the symbolic base of an ideology that abets thoughtlessness and facilitates the evasion of responsibility.
The radically democratic potential of the blockchain technology is undermined by the absence of democratic control over the internet.