Leibniz Media Lunch Talk online: Via conference platform Zoom, Dr. Hendrik Heuer speaks on the topic of ML (machine learning) based curation systems - which are used by YouTube and Facebook, for example, to select content for billions of users - and explains why they should be better studied and reviewed. Dr. Sascha Hölig will provide the introduction. The event will be held in English.
When: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Join us for the discussion! After registration, dial-in details will be emailed to you shortly before the event starts.
Users are increasingly interacting with machine learning (ML)-based curation systems. YouTube and Facebook, two of the most visited websites worldwide, utilize such systems to curate content for billions of users. Contemporary challenges such as fake news, filter bubbles, and biased predictions make the understanding of ML-based curation systems an important and timely concern. Despite their political, social, and cultural importance, practitioners’ framing of machine learning and users’ understanding of ML-based curation systems have not been investigated systematically. This is problematic since machine learning – as a novel programming paradigm in which a mapping between input and output is inferred from data – poses a variety of open research questions regarding users’ understanding. Hendrik Heuer will present an in-depth investigation of ML-based curation systems as socio-technical systems. He will also provide recommendations on how ML-based curation systems can and should be explained and audited.