The algorithm is a racist / Der Algorithmus ist rassistisch?

What do an algorithm and a cooking recipe have in common? More than you might think! In the media, algorithms come up again and again – but usually when something goes wrong. Headlines such as “The algorithm is a racist” are not uncommon. However, algorithms are not a new phenomenon, but have been with us since the 3rd century BC. Not only are they part of social networks, search engines and online advertising, they are also the basis of everyday actions and solutions. Professor for Algorithms and Complexity at TU Wien, Institute for Logic and Computation and the co-chair of the VCLA – Stefan Szeider in the interview with Margit Körbel for Radio NJOY 91.3.

The interview in German language form 30.1.2019 is available here.

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