IDG Contributor Network: In data we trust – or do we?

Last year, researchers at the University of Warwick (UK) found that some rideshare drivers organized simultaneous sign-offs to cause a shortage of drivers. This triggered a surge in prices which meant a bigger payoff for drivers once they signed bac…

Last year, researchers at the University of Warwick (UK) found that some rideshare drivers organized simultaneous sign-offs to cause a shortage of drivers. This triggered a surge in prices which meant a bigger payoff for drivers once they signed back on. The drivers knew that they were participating in a system managed by algorithms, so they made it work in their favor.

This is an example of how businesses have been developing in a way that leaves them open to a new kind of vulnerability: inaccurate, manipulated and biased data that leads to corrupted business insights and wrong decisions.

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IDG Contributor Network: In data we trust – or do we?

Last year, researchers at the University of Warwick (UK) found that some rideshare drivers organized simultaneous sign-offs to cause a shortage of drivers. This triggered a surge in prices which meant a bigger payoff for drivers once they signed bac…

Last year, researchers at the University of Warwick (UK) found that some rideshare drivers organized simultaneous sign-offs to cause a shortage of drivers. This triggered a surge in prices which meant a bigger payoff for drivers once they signed back on. The drivers knew that they were participating in a system managed by algorithms, so they made it work in their favor.

This is an example of how businesses have been developing in a way that leaves them open to a new kind of vulnerability: inaccurate, manipulated and biased data that leads to corrupted business insights and wrong decisions.

To read this article in full, please click here