50 years ago, the Poor People's Campaign advocated for economic justice for poor Americans. What does that fight look like today?
Guest Host: Michael Schaffer
They recommend movies, suggest books you might like, and pick your playlist. They can also approve you for a bank loan — or not. Algorithms are the wizards behind the curtain: closely guarded formulas that crunch data and make decisions with little explanation and no accountability. If you don’t like the playlist, you can choose your own tunes. But if you don’t get the loan, what’s your recourse? Tech Tuesday examines algorithms and how they influence our lives.
- Brian Muller Director of Data Science at Vox Media; Former CTO and Co-Founder of OpBandit; Former Lead Data Scientist at LivingSocial
- Jeff Chester Executive Director, Center for Digital Democracy
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