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The omnipotence of the algorithm?

The Internet is a vast, virtual space in which photographs are not physically tangible. According to some estimates, 10 percent of all photos ever taken worldwide were taken in the last twelve months—and there’s strong evidence that this rhythm will quicken. Algorithms help individual searches. But how is automatically selecting and editing images at all possible? Who or what makes decisions about relevance and quality— a program that automatically scans the images, or the community with their likes?

Dr. Estelle Blaschke,  Art Historian
Simon Karlstetter, Publisher, Der Greif
Severin Matusek, Community Director, EyeEm
Anika Meier, Writer, Monopol
Michael Schulz, Photographer, Berlinstagram
Presentation: Daniel Finger, Journalist, rbb radioeins