Analytics are one way through massive collections of information. But do they taint the results?
“Algorithms Aren’t Biased, Coders May Be,” The Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2016 A2. Coders may include hidden or unconscious biases in the metrics they select, which affect the reliability of the “decisions” algorithms make for you.
Can you rely on a black box too much? Do you understand the devices you use and how they work? Does somebody? Can you provide oversight of a process you don’t understand?