Coded Bias: How algorithmic biases affect all of us

Sri Ray-Chauduri and Esme Symons, Technology and Engineering editors If you think the documentary Coded Bias sounds like it’s only for technology or engineering enthusiasts, think again. If you have ever used social media, bought something online or walked down a street of a big city, then you need to watch this film! The documentary explores bias […]

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La montée des prix de l’essence révèle les algorithmes régissant le capitalisme

Kyle Pearce CC BY-SA 2.0

Robert Gooding-Townsend, éditeur Science et Société Vers la fin de février, le prix de l’essence à Vancouver a dépassé les 1.50$ le litre, ce qui représente une augmentation de 20¢ en seulement deux semaines. La cause de cette augmentation est la fermeture d’une raffinerie importante à Burnaby. Au même moment, Taiwan connaissait une pénurie de […]

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Gas price spikes reveal the algorithms behind capitalism

Kyle Pearce CC BY-SA 2.0

Robert Gooding-Townsend, Science in Society editor Late this February, gas prices in Vancouver surged to over $1.50 a litre, an increase of 20¢ in just two weeks. This was due to the shutdown of a key refinery in Burnaby. Around the same time, Taiwan was running out of toilet paper, which was partly caused by […]

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Fold it right there: The mathematical art of paper folding

The 2007 CSAIL puzzle created by Erik and Martin Demaine. Reproduced with permission. 

Malgosia Ip, Mathematics & Statistics editor “I really don’t think it’s possible,” I say again, unfolding the rumpled sheet of paper. I have been trying to solve one of Erik Demaine’s folding puzzles for a few hours now. Some of the creases have been folded so many times that the paper is starting to tear. […]

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