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Blog Entry New Media, personalisation and the role of algorithms
by Amber Sinha published Jan 02, 2017 last modified Jan 16, 2017 07:20 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
In his much acclaimed book, The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser explains how personalisation of services on the web works and laments that they are creating individual bubbles for each user, which run counter to the idea of the Internet as an inherently open place. While Pariser’s book looks at the practices of various large companies providing online services, he briefly touches upon the role of new media such as search engines and social media portals in new curation. Building upon Pariser’s unexplored argument, this article looks at the impact of algorithmic decision-making and Big Data in the context of news reporting and curation.
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Blog Entry Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights - Workshop Report
by Vidushi Marda, Akash Deep Singh and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu published Nov 14, 2016 last modified Nov 18, 2016 12:58 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society held a one-day workshop on “Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms and Human Rights” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on the 1st of October, 2016. This report is a compilation of the the issues discussed, ideas exchanged and challenges recognized during the workshop. The objective of the workshop was to discuss aspects of big data technologies in terms of harms, opportunities and human rights. The discussion was designed around an extensive study of current and potential future uses of big data for governance in India, that CIS has undertaken over the last year with support from the MacArthur Foundation.
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A.I. Hype Cycles and Artistic Subversions
by Sharath Chandra Ram published Dec 24, 2015 last modified Jan 01, 2016 07:52 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Gene Kogan will give a talk on "A.I. hype cycles and artistic subversions" on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Centre for Internet and Society office, 6 pm - 8 pm.
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