The algorithms had no intentions, so they couldn’t deliberately deceive the resistance. Yet, they were less accurate than we initially believed. We often assumed that machines were precise, and capable of repeating processes without mistakes.

So, when an algorithm was incorrect, our mammalian brains went into self-preservation mode. We questioned the algorithm’s motives: What’s the angle here? Why are they misleading us? Are they preparing for a fight?

Use the comments to complete the following, “Micro changes in data bias are ____.”

A sculpture of an industrial machine that finds biases hiding within training data, plinth, plywood, cast iron, abstract, neo futurist, 1960s.


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