Caution with Algorithms

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By PathwaysToJobs

As technology continues to evolve, algorithms have become an increasingly prominent aspect of modern life.  While algorithms have the potential to revolutionize the way we teach and learn, they also present a range of dangers that must be carefully considered.


One of the most significant risks associated with algorithms is the potential for them to perpetuate and amplify existing biases and inequalities. Algorithms are only as objective as the data sets on which they are based, and if these data sets are flawed or biased, then the algorithm will produce biased results. This can lead to discrimination against certain groups of students, exacerbating existing inequalities.


Remember, in general, algorithms are based on what you are searching for. Once you search for something, you will be continuously sent more information regarding that topic! It does NOT mean that everyone is thinking the same way as you!


In summary, while algorithms seem to make your searching easy, caution and careful consideration of their potential risks and drawbacks should be considered before forming opinions.