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Silicon Valley´s Futile Search for
Utopia Via the ´Perfect Algorithm´

PJ Media, by David Solway

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Posted By:Hazymac, 9/14/2018 1:15:30 PM

I find myself thinking quite a bit about algorithms these days. The word itself derives from the Latinized name of the Persian scholar Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi, reputedly the inventor of algebra, who flourished during the Abbasid Caliphate in ninth-century Baghdad. 1200 years later with the advent of the computer, the age of programming and machine-learning dawned, refining and applying al-Kwarizmi’s scheme of numeration into conceptual regions he could never have imagined. According to the standard definition, an algorithm is a set of rules determining the nature and order of computer calculations, the major component of search engines that canvass data

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/14/2018 1:20:54 PM     (No. 11758297)

If it keeps these wackos off the street and out of our politics, I’m all for it. Just keep the locks on.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/14/2018 2:02:57 PM     (No. 11758347)

Since when does a mathematical model or equation have to be an algorithm? Equation didn´t sound cool enough?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 9/14/2018 2:42:21 PM     (No. 11758400)

Al Gore has no rhythm.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wsdiego, 9/14/2018 2:42:50 PM     (No. 11758401)

An uncertainty principle will always throw a monkey wrench in the works!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 9/14/2018 3:31:04 PM     (No. 11758449)

I think the author understands that all of these algorithms will fail for the same reason that socialism, communism, and all other forms of central planning fail: it is not possible for one individual, or even a small number of individuals, (even if those individuals are computers or networks) to know enough to make the correct decisions for a large number of people which are necessary to obtain the desired results, no matter what the desired results are.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: comstock, 9/14/2018 3:33:03 PM     (No. 11758450)

They are not going to change their biases, implemented in the "algorithm." All it is is a low-cost replacement for a human editor. With all the biases a human editor might have.

Google, Ywitter and Facebook survive on traffic.They sell ads forced on the user. The only way to express disgust with their practices is to avoid using them.

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