The Quest for Algorithmic diversity
do we need algorithms?
Guanciale, eggs, bucatini, black pepper, pecorino
Not enough to get a Carbonara!
They do much more than that.
They shape our individual and social identity, by integrating with our capacity as knowers. Algorithms influence the way we gain knowledge from others (testimonial ability) and the way we include, an make sense of, others in our social world (hermeneutical ability).
some voices are not heard, some worldviews are not considered.
Why is this a problem?
By sheltering information, algorithms contributes to reinforce our confirmation biases
The more we are biased toward others, the more likely we are to treat others as stereotypes
This paved the road for prejudice
Prejudice cause us to give a deflated level of credibility to others’ testimony and words.
We lose our ability to integrate different worldviews.
Not a solution.
rather, this is just giving up finding a solution
We need more than that!
We need to understand the world through the eyes of others
(kill with a borrowed sword)
“If you are limited in your own strength, then borrow the strength of the enemy.”
Thirty-six Stratagems, I.III
Wow, looks cool on paper but...we don’t even know how facebook algorithms works in the first place!
Proudly in ß!
Michele Invernizzi -- Density Design
Nation-wide experimental data format
This system collects what the user, and then we can:
We've to build a community and raise funds!