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Danaher Publishes The Threat of Algocracy: Reality, Resistance and Accommodation

Philosophy and Technology

Posted: Jan 21, 2016

IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher has a new paper in the journal Philosophy and Technology.

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One of the most noticeable trends in recent years has been the increasing reliance of public decision-making processes (bureaucratic, legislative and legal) on algorithms, i.e. computer-programmed step-by-step instructions for taking a given set of inputs and producing an output. The question raised by this article is whether the rise of such algorithmic governance creates problems for the moral or political legitimacy of our public decision-making processes.

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