@c4miller Do algorithms have to be more moral / ethical as they become more lucrative? https://t.co/Le9q6huhgV might tilt that way. #mscedc

In this Tweet, I’m probing whether our moral / ethical antennae are sharpened by higher monetary stakes. Perhaps, concurrently rather than instead, higher monetary stakes mean higher profile and thus more media attention. For instance:

In some later posts this week I pick up on this issue of ill-positioned online adverts, a running news story this week. But one thing I’ve picked up from this block in the course is the pervasive, everyday nature of algorithms. Nonetheless, would this be a story of the same quality if adverts were simply ill-positioned, rather than also profitable for those the advertisers would not like to fund?


from http://twitter.com/Digeded