Algorithmic Accountability: When Machines Make Our Decisions

Machines are making a lot of decisions that used to be made by humans. Computer-driven algorithms can determine everything from which friends we keep up with on Facebook, to the prices that we pay for goods and services, to which neighborhoods get more attention from political candidates. But how do we hold machines accountable for the decisions they make? What’s at stake when it comes to algorithmic injustice and accountability?

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