The algorithms are not alright: Understanding how algorithms influence behavior

Dr. Donghee Yvette Wohn
Informatics Department, NJIT


Abstract

Algorithms influence every aspect of our everyday technology usage, yet there is a misconception that algorithms are neutral when in fact the philosophy of the persons who designed them factor into how they operate. In this talk I will discuss three research projects on how algorithmic design influences human behavior and discuss the importance of human centered design.