Attack of the Killer Algorithms–Digest & Links for All Chapters–See How the Math and Crafty Formulas Today Running o
Posted Feb 07 2012 1:04pm
If you have not caught up with this yet, I started this series by accident as an awareness outreach, I know just like everyone else has out there, but having been a former software writer, hopefully some of this will explain in layman’s terms how some of this works behind the scenes it may offer some answers. It’s not going to make you happy but it will open your eyes as to how the world of technology functions today with decision making and perhaps give you an idea of where it’s headed too.
I like technology and how it makes me smarter and more observant but as with everything today, there’s the dark side of how formulas and math are used for profit with some very intelligent and crafty programmers and developers out there and we get fooled. Everything in here is all public knowledge so there was no digging for any exclusive interviews and so forth, just stuff you can find on the web as well and I’m just connecting some “big dots” to where you may not see this otherwise.
This blog can be a source of discomfort at times as along with years ago in learning about math, code and formulas, it transitioned me into something very scary indeed, a female that uses logic <grin>.
So if you have wondered why the Medical Quack is different, there you have it and I have to laugh at myself too as I never intended to become logical and think back quite bit of the days before logic entered the picture and those are some fine memories too. So there you have it, what’s wrong with this blog…<grin> a female using logic. I have also been pondering this question since August of 2009….this is a “one duck” think tank <grin>.
I think there’s a little bit of something in here for everyone and again I do this as an awareness and how we and our government moves forward with this reality, it remains to be seen if we can scoot around the big white elephant in the living room that nobody can see, touch or talk to <grin> but it roars. Richard Cordray has his work cut out for him and that is an understatement.
Also because it belongs here and is on the same topic, when you have time listen in here and see how someone with greater intelligence than myself will help explain how this process works too with marketing, media and flawed data as simple math is no longer 100% credible for proving accuracy. This is a great lecture given at Google’s offices in New York. It’s hard to tell the difference sometimes between the good stuff and the algorithms created solely for profit as again their crafters are very good and collaborate with media to ensure we have a full diet every day. BD