Fallible Technology

In this pathway, Christian explores the concept of technology risk - the risks posed to humans by technology due to our increasing dependence on technology. Christian explains how awful algorithms and dirty data can turn us into unthinking users who believe machines are infallible.

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  • Awful algorithms

    This video refers to an effective algorithm that does what it was created to do, but the consequences of this are beyond what was envisaged fully by the creators. In this video, Trevor highlights how technology, particularly what he called ‘'awful algorithms'’, can make bad decisions with severe consequences.

    Christian Hunt15:20

  • Consequences of dirty data

    In part one of this series, Trevor highlighted how technology, particularly what he called ‘awful algorithms’, can make bad decisions with severe consequences. In this video, he looks at the 'dirty data'  that drives those decisions.

    Christian Hunt09:17

  • Autopilot users

    In the final video of his technology risk series, Christian looks at how machines reduce our ability and willingness to think, thereby turning us into unthinking users.

    Christian Hunt15:24

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