The algorithms that contribute to “risk-scores” and other lifestyle-altering decisions need to be held to a higher level of scrutiny, Pro Publica’s Julia Angwin writes in an op-ed for The New York Times. Technological warning labels aren’t enough, she writes. “A better goal would be to try to at least meet, if not exceed, the accountability standard set by a president not otherwise known for his commitment to transparency, Richard Nixon: the right to examine and challenge the data used to make algorithmic decisions about us,” she adds. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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