SANTIAGO RIVAS

Faith Algorithms, 2016

In the digitization of everything, we generate now far more data than our minds can now effectively monitor and control. Hyper-modern artificial intelligence rests on computer algorithms, which do the job. They operate with relative autonomy from human decision. They are behind big-data analysis, online ad-targeting system, face recognition, data encoding, password protecting, page ranking from web searches and many others. They process zillions of data, perform automated reasoning and make decisions. They model, predict and shape our behaviour. We place more and more high hopes and blind beliefs in algorithms.

In Google Street View, certain parts of the images are blurred to protect people's privacy following face and number plate recognition algorithms. However, these algorithms deliver sometimes less precise results.