Friday, 17 March 2017

Algorithms in decision-making inquiry launched - UK Parliament

Algorithms in decision-making inquiry launched - News from Parliament - UK Parliament: "The Committee would welcome written submissions by Friday 21 April 2017 on the following points:

 The extent of current and future use of algorithms in decision-making in Government and public bodies, businesses and others, and the corresponding risks and opportunities;

Whether 'good practice' in algorithmic decision-making can be identified and spread, including in terms of:
—  The scope for algorithmic decision-making to eliminate, introduce or amplify biases or discrimination, and how any such bias can be detected and overcome;

Whether and how algorithmic decision-making can be conducted in a ‘transparent’ or ‘accountable’ way, and the scope for decisions made by an algorithm to be fully understood and challenged;

The implications of increased transparency in terms of copyright and commercial sensitivity, and protection of an individual’s data;

Methods for providing regulatory oversight of algorithmic decision-making, such as the rights described in the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016.

The Committee would welcome views on the issues above, and submissions that illustrate how the issues vary by context through case studies of the use of algorithmic decision-making." 'via Blog this'

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