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Report on the ethical matters raised by algorithms and artificial intelligence

Public awareness around the role of algorithms and artificial intelligence in our everyday lives has been rising subsequently in the past few months: the role of social media in the U.S. presidential election is an example of such an interest.

Source: How can humans keep the upper hand? Report on the ethical matters raised by algorithms and artificial intelligence

NYC May Be at the Vanguard of Algorithmic Accountability in 2018

Next year promises to be an important year for advancing conversations about accountability in artificial intelligence. While civil society has been grappling with the implications of artificial intelligence for awhile, more and more lawmakers are becoming aware of the difficult ethical challenges posed by algorithms and automated decision-making systems.

Source: NYC May Be at the Vanguard of Algorithmic Accountability in 2018

How much …? The rise of dynamic and personalised pricing

Cheaper croissants in the morning is one thing; being charged according to your credit rating is another. As Black Friday approaches, should we trust the prices of online stores – and even bricks-and-mortar retailers?

Source: How much …? The rise of dynamic and personalised pricing | Money | The Guardian

Congress Can Crack Down On Tech Companies, But It Can’t Do Much To Their Algorithms

Within an hour of the House Intelligence Committee’s Wednesday hearing with Facebook, Google, and Twitter, Rep. Adam Schiff, the committee’s ranking member, made a crucial point.

“Congress is not going to legislate an algorithm,” Schiff told BuzzFeed News in an interview off the house floor shortly after the hearing’s’ conclusion.

Source: Congress Can Crack Down On Tech Companies, But It Can’t Do Much To Their Algorithms

Can Algorithms Send You to Prison? Apparently, Yes.

The New York Times reported in an opinion piece last week on a fascinating and disturbing story. In 2013, police officers in Wisconsin arrested Eric Loomis, who was driving a car that had been used in a recent shooting. He pleaded guilty to attempting to flee an officer, and no contest to operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Source: Can Algorithms Send You to Prison? Apparently, Yes.

The Age of the Algorithm – 99% Invisible

Computer algorithms now shape our world in profound and mostly invisible ways. They predict if we’ll be valuable customers and whether we’re likely to repay a loan. They filter what we see on social media, sort through resumes, and evaluate job performance. They inform prison sentences and monitor our health. Most of these algorithms have been created with good intentions. The goal is to replace subjective judgments with objective measurements. But it doesn’t always work out like that.

Source: The Age of the Algorithm – 99% Invisible

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