Tag Archives: KERA

Forever a Temp

Disclaimer – I have believed for a while now that we are witnessing a time when we are about to redefine “workers”. If not for all workers, at least a vast majority of them.

That the radio show “Forever a Temp” was an interesting eye opener is an understatement. The first comment that caught my attention was – there is an assumption that most of the people / workers in the “new” model are the millenials, but that is far for the fact. A lot of these workers are actually

– manzoor

    • Gigged: The End of the Job and The Future of Work by Sarah Kessler

 

Data & Discrimination

Just heard, partly, a program on KERA’s Think that was talking about Search Engines and how they are discriminating or segragating. This is just making a note of it so that I can come back and look more closely at the program and the issues it is touching.

The guest was University of Southern California assistant professor Safiya Umoja Noble . She wrote the book “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism”

While I wait to go back and catch up with the whole program more closely, I do acknowledge that search results have a huge influence on how we relate to information and the authenticity that we associate with them. Not to mention that our search result to a great extent is dependent on our biases. We are usually shown search results that tend to match our existing preferences. We “see” things that our friends & family see or comment on. Companies behind the searches are trying to be helpful in this case.

– manzoor