Group 4 // Section 2 // 3:30 pm // Algorithmic Economy

Panel Members: Elizabeth, Nicole, Gianna, Angel

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you think that certain sites have more personalized algorithms than others? If so, what sites?
  2. Do you think that because of certain algorithms with ads it causes you to look up things or purchase things that you’ve never seen/tried before?
  3. Have you ever come across something on any sites that allows you to have any sort of input into the ads you see?
  4. Do you think that algorithms on certain sites are due to people wanting to make money?
  5. Have you ever looked into why certain things are on your feed? If so, did you come across any useful information?


“11 Essential Algorithms That Make The Internet Work” (Business Insider, 2011)

“Youtube’s clickbait problem has reaches new height” (Polygon, 2018)


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Group 3 // Section 1 // 11:00 a.m. // Algorithmic Bias

Panel members: Brielle, Julia, Kaitlyn

Online Discussion Questions:

Q1: Have you seen algorithmic bias in your life? What did you think when you dealt with it?
Q2: What would you say your algorithm filter is on social media?
Q3: Where do you most see algorithmic bias take place? Can you think of any specific examples to share?

In class Discussion Questions:

Q1: Was algorithmic bias as prevalent as you thought? Why or why not? Do you think something needs to be done to fix this problem?
Q2: What are your thoughts about a white mask being recognized instead of a bare face?
Q3: In which ways do you think algorithmic bias can be damaging or dangerous?


The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias” (Wired, February 2019)

Ghosts in the Machine” (NOVA, October 2017)

Counter Technology:The Coded Gaze” (Algorithmic Justice League)