Algorithms reflect the biases of the society in which they exist and the programmers who create them. With this, however, there has been a social and political reaction against their use. How do algorithms govern social and political interactions? What is the most proper use of algorithms? And what are the biases that persist in their use? Doug Becker speaks with Tina Eliassi-Rad, Damien Patrick Williams, and Henning Schulzrinne.

Tina Eliassi-Rad is a Professor of Computer Science at Northeastern University. She is an expert in data mining.

Damien Patrick Williams is a Doctoral Candidate at Virginia Tech. His research looks at algorithmic bias.

Henning Schulzrinne is a Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He is an expert in internet economics and policy.

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