Weekly Economics Podcast: Algorithms of Oppression (LIVE)

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We’re away this week recording our exciting live event with Maya Goodfellow for the podcast next week.

In the meantime we’re listening back to a live episode we recorded in April. Safiya Umoja Noble is an associate professor at the UCLA and author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism.

She joined Kirsty Styles for a revealing look at how all kinds of negative biases are embedded in the algorithms that increasingly shape our world.

If you want to find out more about this topic, check out:

Safiya Umoja Noble, Algorithms of Oppression

Safiya Umoja Noble, Social Inequality Will not be Solved by an app

Sarah Roberts, Behind the Screen

Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Content warning: in this episode there is discussion of sexual content and pornography that some listeners might find offensive.

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