Cathy O’Neil on Democracy

Important decisions that affect our lives are made every day. Increasingly, those decisions are made not by humans but by computers.  In theory, this should lead to more fairness since everyone is judged by the same rules, and bias is eliminated. In reality, the algorithms that are used to make these decisions are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable…even when they’re wrong. …

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The Library reopens its doors to visitors and resumes computer usage and other services

Missed your neighborhood branch of Cleveland Public Library? Well, the wait is over. The Library’s downtown locations and 27 neighborhood branches will welcome visitors inside starting Monday, August 24. Reopening date is subject to change due to the pandemic. “We can’t wait to see our patrons inside our buildings again. It’s been a long journey and a lot of planning to get…

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