big data

Should big data determine who gets pulled over?

Column
Paul Mutsaers
12/09/2017
4 minutes to read

Predictive policing  is often claimed to be a technical matter superior to traditional policing, with all its human flaws. I argue for a cultural approach to predictive policing, centered on the cultural shaping of police technologies. 

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Cathy O'Neil)

Review
Piia Varis
09/01/2017
4 minutes to read

Weapons of Math Destruction (2016) by Cathy O'Neil makes a very compelling case for people to start asking more questions and demand more transparency regarding algorithmic models that are being used to regulate so many aspects of their lives. 

Attention Please?

Article
Inge van de Ven
28/11/2016
10 minutes to read

On the false dichotomy between strategies of ‘close’ and ‘distant’ reading. 'We should develop methods that oscillate between both approaches,' says Inge van de Ven (Tilburg University)

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