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Tell Us What You Think About Algorithms

All month, we’ve run pieces on the risks and rewards of algorithms influencing our lives. Now we want to hear from you.



Over the past month, we’ve published a host of articles about algorithms as part of our second installment of Futurography—a new project from Future Tense in which we explore a different technological issue each month. We’ve seen experts cautiously embracing algorithms, read warnings about their dangers, and learned how to learn more about them.

With all that behind us, we’re most interested in what you think. Where do these conversations leave us? Where do we go from here?

Come back next month for a roundup of your responses. And then stick around for the start of our third Futurography unit, which asks whether we’re prepared for Cyber World War I.


This article is part of the algorithm installment of Futurography, a series in which Future Tense introduces readers to the technologies that will define tomorrow. Each month from January through June 2016, we’ll choose a new technology and break it down. Read more from Futurography on geoengineering:

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