Posts Tagged ‘nyc’

New York City’s Bold, Flawed Attempt to Make Algorithms Accountable

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

NYC’s Bold, Flawed Attempt to Make #Algorithms Accountable
https://www.NewYorker.com/tech/elements/new-york-citys-bold-flawed-attempt-to-make-algorithms-accountable QT: “#NYC should commit to demanding openness in all future contracts with vendors of these algorithmic services…It’s a dereliction of duty to allow vital decisions to be made by a black box.”

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“Frank Pasquale,… told me much the same. “While the terms of past contracts are hard to revisit, New York City should commit to demanding openness in all future contracts with venders of these algorithmic services,” he said. “They have the leverage here, not the firms. Secrecy may incentivize tiny gains in efficiency, but those are not worth the erosion of legitimacy and public confidence in government. It’s a dereliction of duty to allow vital decisions to be made by a black box.”

Cathy O’Neil, the author of “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy,” told me. “What we’re finding is that the world of algorithms is one ugly wormhole.” In insulating algorithms and their creators from public scrutiny, rather than responding to civic concerns about bias and discrimination, the existing system “propagates the myth that those algorithms are objective and fair,” O’Neil said. “There’s no reason to believe either.””

‘Never Built New York’ Review: The City That Could Have Been- The Wall Street Journal.

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Never Built NY Review: The City That Could Have Been
https://www.WSJ.com/articles/never-built-new-york-review-the-city-that-could-have-been-1507062637 Incl bridges w/ apts & the R Moses trans-Manhattan expressway

Holland Is Not A Dense Country, But An Empty City – Brilliant Maps

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Holland isn’t a dense country but an empty city by @BrilliantMaps http://brilliantmaps.com/empty-netherlands/ Great inversion. NYC area seems a good comparable

Finally, uptown gets its own High Line | New York Post

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

open for bridge-ness
http://nypost.com/2015/07/18/finally-uptown-gets-its-own-high-line/

NY’s Subway Will Soon See Daylight for the First Time Ever | Autopia | WIRED

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

might be fun to see the light at new subway, which certainly has handicap access
station is on 4,5, R + others & is slated to open soon (fall ’14)?

http://www.wired.com/2014/06/new-york-subway-2/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_Center
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/nyregion/mta-says-transit-plans-are-facing-new-delays.html