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What happens to trust in a world driven by algorithms? | All Hail

Algorithms aren’t neutral. They can be full of bias, misunderstanding and human prejudice.

Trust is fundamental to all our relationships – not just with our family and friends. We trust banks with our money, we trust doctors with our most personal information.

But what happens to trust in a world driven by algorithms? As more and more decisions are made for us by these complex pieces of code, the question that comes up is inevitable: Can we trust algorithms?

Join Ali Rae in this first episode of All Hail The Algorithm – a five-part series exploring the effect of these invisible codes on our everyday lives.

In this episode, Rae speaks to Asher Wolf about Australia‘s robo-debt scandal, Virginia Eubanks about how inequality is being automated and Sharad Goel about COMPAS – an algorithm being used in courts across the United States to assist with sentencing.