The Future of Algorithms: Whose Bias Is It Anyway?

February 16, 2022
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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Algorithms are buzzing all around us, but exactly what and where are they – and how will they continue to impact each of us – for good or not so good? The Buzz 1: “Algorithm: Word used by programmers when they don’t want to explain what they did.” (Book title on The Buzz 2: “The algorithms that orchestrate our ads are starting to orchestrate our lives.” (Eli Pariser, The Buzz 3: "An algorithm is a set of step-by-step procedures, or a set of rules to follow, for completing a specific task or solving a particular problem. The word ‘algorithm’ was first coined in the 9th century by a Persian mathematician whose latinized name was 'Algoritmi'. Today…algorithms determine the people we meet on Tinder, recognize your face to open the keyless door or fire you from your job when your productivity drops.” ( The Buzz 4: “Human-sourced bias inevitably creeps into AI models, and as a result, algorithms reinforce human prejudices…Google Images search for 'CEO' produced 11 percent women, even though 27 percent of United States chief executives are women." We’ll ask Jim Sterne, Drew Ianni, Jason Shepherd and Eric Simone for their take on “The Future of Algorithms: Whose Bias Is It Anyway?” Thank you to today's sponsor:

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Technology in many shapes, forms, and devices is already shaping nearly every aspect of your life. How? On your smart phone and tablet with thousands of apps to enhance your work and daily living. On streaming media that lets you watch TV and movies anytime anywhere. On social media where your voice is instantly amplified to reach the world. Think you’ve seen it all? Not! There’s more to come and you’re part of making it happen – right now. Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she speaks with future-focused visionaries on Technology Revolution: The Future of Now, broadcasting live every Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time, on the Business Channel.

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham produced and hosted her first live talk radio show in 1998 on AM1240–WGBB, Long Island, NY’s oldest terrestrial radio station. A few years later, she moved from terrestrial to Internet radio with her author interview show, “Up Close and Personal.” In 2011, working at the enterprise software leader SAP, she developed the concept for a weekly live global business thought leadership roundtable series on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel – and launched “Coffee Break with Game-Changers” on October 5, 2011. Over the next nine years, Bonnie D. created, produced and hosted 46 additional SAP series on the Business Channel, attracting millions of listeners around the world. Since becoming an independent broadcaster in 2019, she has developed and hosted live radio and podcast series on the Business Channel for eight additional organizations, as well as her own weekly series, “Read My Lips: Cool Conversations with Creatives with akaRadioRed,” on the Empowerment Channel. In 2023, her live-streaming “Technology Revolution: The Future of Now” series was ranked No. 6 on FeedSpot’s Top 70 Technology Podcasts to Listen to in 2023. What powers Bonnie D.’s passion for radio? She “loves speaking with smart people!”

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