I think the question I’m trying to formulate is, how in this world of increasing optimization where the algorithms will be accurate… They’ll increasingly be accurate. But their application could lead to discrimination. How do we stop that?
The way it all started was in 1964 I was at a conference in the homestead in Virginia. And Lick and I were sitting around talking with Corbató, who was running the time-sharing system at MIT. And Lick was talking about what do we need next? And I was very interested in that. And so he was saying, "Well, we need a network to tie the machines together. We need some way to have them communicate." Read more →