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From the Ted Talk by Cathy O'Neil: The era of blind faith in big data must end

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They're everywhere, and it's not a mistake. These are private companies ________ private __________ for private ends. Even the ones I talked about for ________ and the ______ police, those were built by private companies and sold to the government institutions. They call it their "secret sauce" — that's why they can't tell us about it. It's also private power. They are profiting for wielding the authority of the inscrutable. Now you might think, since all this stuff is _______ and there's competition, maybe the free market will solve this problem. It won't. There's a lot of money to be made in unfairness.

Solution

  1. public
  2. teachers
  3. building
  4. algorithms
  5. private

Original Text

They're everywhere, and it's not a mistake. These are private companies building private algorithms for private ends. Even the ones I talked about for teachers and the public police, those were built by private companies and sold to the government institutions. They call it their "secret sauce" — that's why they can't tell us about it. It's also private power. They are profiting for wielding the authority of the inscrutable. Now you might think, since all this stuff is private and there's competition, maybe the free market will solve this problem. It won't. There's a lot of money to be made in unfairness.

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