DataKnightmare (English Version)

DataKnightmare (English Version)

Investigating the untold biases behind Big Data, policy-by-algorithm and Artificial Intelligence. Because The Algorithmic is Political

Episodes

December 24, 2022 27 min
Lonmgtermism is a Nazi cult disguised as fashionable scientism for the megarich.
Merry Christmas!
Mark as Played
DataKnightmare is back. And, following on the german DSK investigation report, has his own opinion on the age-old question: are there alternatives to Office365?
Mark as Played
First it was Project Maven, then Google Duplex, and now the Selfish Ledger. Google has become the Church of the Algojerks, and it is now clear that Silicon Valley is pursuing a fundamentally Leninist project.
Mark as Played
November 22, 2017 35 min
Do you, like me, have the impression that things are somehow accelerating? As if we were on a car careening downhill with no brakes --and no driver either?
Seems to me, the brazenness with which Silicon Valley is churning out its "solutions" (often to nobody's problems) is fast reaching its slobness.
Am I overreacting? Facebook wants our nude pics in advance, to better protect us against revenge porn; the industry (ind...
Mark as Played
October 27, 2017 21 min
The DataKnightmare has issues with the ongoing deification of disruption stars.
Will our future really have the intellectually unencumbered face of a Mark Zuckerberg? Are Uber, AirBnB, Google really all that innovation is about? Are these kings of disruption really the gods of our times.
No. We are already witnessing their twilight of these gods and of their childish, simplistic worldview.
The future is still ours to dream --and build...
Mark as Played
You thought the DeepMind/Royal Free NHS case was bad? Well, Italy has promised IBM the sum total of its 60 million citizens' health data for Watson health to train on. With no oversight, no guarantees, no financial return, and no defined goals. Welcome to the mother of all datagrabs.
Mark as Played
September 21, 2017 21 min
The Equifax breach, 143 million citizens' worth of credit rating data? Or Facebook having Nazis as a targetable demographics? Or the system an Italian party uses for its internal polls and elections, Rousseau, breachable with a trivial SQL injection?
The data industry is a circus where the contest is between the "merely" incompetent and the criminally so. But we're not spectators. We are the prize.
Mark as Played
September 14, 2017 18 min
Can AI really guess if you are gay? So far, it's a bullshit claim. Nonetheless, some are making it. They claim to be warning us, but with their bad science and their questionable ethics, they lend credibility to the practices they claim to fear. Welcome to a world where the algorithmic is political
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    The Piketon Massacre

    The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County?

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Morbid

    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2023 iHeartMedia, Inc.