# Articles sur Algorithm

## The language gives it away: How an algorithm can help us detect fake news

Using machine learning and natural language processing, researchers are developing an algorithm that can distinguish between real and fake news articles.

## Algorithms are everywhere but what will it take for us to trust them?

Algorithms are only human (well, designed by humans) but we need to trust they'll do what they're supposed to do. And that means we need a better way to test them.

## I visualised how algorithms ‘see’ urban environments and build detailed profiles of citizens

Instead of trying to explain the mystifying mathematics behind how algorithms work, this researcher started looking at how they actually 'see' the world we live in.

## We need human oversight of machine decisions to stop robo-debt drama

A new legal framework for automated decision making is critical to protect citizens in the digital age.

## Online gambling: children among easy prey for advertisers who face few sanctions

Online gambling algorithims and blurred lines on what constitutes an advert on social media mean advertising principles are being flouted.

## Facebook doesn’t fool me – but I worry about how it affects you

People know about Facebook's problems, but assume they are largely immune – even while they imagine that everyone else is very susceptible to influence.

## Facebook wants to combat fake news with ID checks – with ‘grave implications’ for our privacy

People could be asked to prove their identity to continuing posting political content or adverts on Facebook.

## Google’s algorithms discriminate against women and people of colour

Google's algorithms reflect bias against members of racialized and gendered groups.

## The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don’t

Technology experts have long worried about a 'digital divide' between those who could use computers and those who could not. Artificial intelligence algorithms are widening the gulf.

## We’ve found a quicker way to multiply really big numbers

To multiply two numbers by hand take a few steps but it's something we're taught in school. When dealing with big numbers, really big numbers, we need to a quicker way to do things.

## Anxieties over livestreams can help us design better Facebook and YouTube content moderation

It's time for social media platforms to be more open about how livestreaming works, how it is moderated, and what should happen if or when the rules break down.

## Algorithms have already taken over human decision making

From the law to the media we're becoming artificial humans, mere tools of the machines.

## Artificial intelligence must know when to ask for human help

When algorithms are at work, there should be a human safety net to prevent harming people. Artificial intelligence systems can be taught to ask for help.

## Your period tracking app could tell Facebook when you’re pregnant – an ‘algorithmic guardian’ could stop it

Algorithmic guardians could be programmed to manage our digital interactions with social platforms and apps according to our personal preferences.

## Feedback loops and echo chambers: How algorithms amplify viewpoints

Algorithms used by social media networks expose users to divisive content separating them into bubbles. But the ways in which they are trained amplifies the effects of the filter bubble.

## Biased algorithms: here’s a more radical approach to creating fairness

An ethicist on why fixing algorithms may not be the best response to algorithmic bias.

## Why artificial intelligence is likely to kill again: the example of self-driving cars

Beware of the blind use of artificial intelligence: used as a "magic wand", for example in an autonomous car, it presents risks.

## Carlos Ghosn, algorithms and ‘gilets jaunes’: becoming responsible

What do the Carlos Ghosn scandal, the rising power of algorithms and the "gilets jaunes" have in common? The need to extend the spatial and temporal definitions of responsibility.

## What big data can tell us about how a book becomes a best-seller

It's easier to make the list than you might think.

## Amazon’s sexist hiring algorithm could still be better than a human

Expecting algorithms to perform perfectly might be asking too much of ourselves.