365 Data Science Scholarship Program

  • Funded By: 365 Data Science
  • Target: All nationalities
  • Benefits: 1st place – $1000, 2nd place – $300 and 3rd place – $200
  • Level or Degree: College or high school level
  • Disciplines/Subjects: Any field
  • Host Institution: Any institution – Worldwide
  • Deadline: Expired 1434 days ago

Scholarship Description

Amazon suggests what you should buy; Netflix suggests what you should watch; Google suggests what you should search; Facebook suggests who you should connect with. Recommendation algorithms are everywhere, and they are based on your online behavior. These algorithms are advancing at head-spinning speeds as more and more data is being collected. They save us time and make sure we see what interests us, but are they closing our minds to other experiences? Let’s discuss in essay format.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Be a college or high-school student
  • Submit a 1,000 – 2,000 word essay on the essay topic set above (.doc or PDF)

Application Instruction

To apply, students are required to submit an essay on the following topic:

“The illusion of choice: is the recommendation algorithm taking away your free will?”

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