Massimo Airoldi

The Ghost of the Algorithm and the Social Sciences. Critical Perspectives on Intelligent Machines and the Automation of Inequalities

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Keywords: Algorithm; Artificial Intelligence; Social Inequalities; Technology; Sociology.

The last decade has seen a proliferation of journalistic reportages, monographies and academic papers analyzing algorithmic systems and artificial intelligence from a critical perspective. This article reviews four books published in 2018, not yet translated in Italian. They all share the same topic, that is, the socio-political implications of intelligent machines and automating systems. Based on the joint reading of these contributions, The conclusion discusses a series of research directions for a sociology of algorithms. That is: demystifying the code; contextualizing the algorithm; historicizing technology; examining user-machine interactions.

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