Recommender systems

Human & Machine

AI fuelled attention economy: The pitfalls of a fast life

The digital age has created an attention economy, where those who can hold our gaze the longest make the most money. But at what cost? In this op-ed, we explore the dangers of an endless stream of fast-paced content served by AI-powered recommendation algorithms. How it’s changing the way we live our lives. Not only […]

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Power & Democracy

Targeted ads, untargeted harm

In popular culture, the dangers posed by AI are associated with a conscious super-intelligence that becomes hostile to humanity. There is often talk of a technological singularity, a point where an artificially intelligent consciousness has the ability to make itself smarter and more capable without human intervention. Such speculative discussions, while captivating, are distracting from […]

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Human & Machine Power & Democracy

The Personalized Web Is Damaging Society: Why And How Things Need To Change

Watch an anti-lockdown demonstration on Youtube, and the person in the next recommended video might tell you that Bill Gates has equipped Corona-vaccines with microchips to track us. Follow a Trump supporter on Twitter, and the recommended people on your Twitter page might tell you that George Soros stole the US election from Donald Trump. […]

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