The ZEIT Science Forum is a series of discussion events held since 2001 which aims to submit controversial contemporary issues to critical scrutiny. The forum takes place at the Leibnizsaal of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science.
They dig in our data. They control machines. They recommend products. They make opinions. They do our work. Algorithms are everywhere. Algorithms are the rules in the brain of industrial robots. Algorithms take over the control of our cars. Algorithms sell us books or election programs. Algorithms search for us a partner. The combination of big data, endless memory space, steadily growing computer performance and growing artificial intelligence allows algorithms to penetrate more and more areas of our life. When are they helpful? When will they become a threat? And who sets limits?Who knows what an algorithm is and how it works and foremost where are its limits? How can we countersteer the power of algorithms?
Andreas F. Wilkes
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