Author: Guillaume Chaslot
Guillaume did his PhD in AI and the game of Go at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. He worked for 3 years at Google Los Angeles, where he helped to build YouTube's recommendation algorithms and Display Advertisement. He currently works at Bayes Impact, a non-profit that uses big data to solve societal problems.
Having worked on YouTube’s recommendation algorithm, I started investigating, and came to the conclusion that the powerful algorithm I helped build plays an active role in the propagation of false information.
We’ve all heard about conspiracy theories, alternative facts and fake news circulating on the internet. Read more...