Recent technological developments have led to the rise of “big data” analytics which include machine learning and artificial intelligence. These new technologies will without question provide ample opportunity for growth for consumers, businesses, and the global economy as a whole. As this technological evolution continues to take place, it does not come without some risk.
Over the last few years, algorithmic fairness, has become an issue of serious debate. Most recently, Cathy O’Neil released a book titled, “Weapons of Math Destruction,” and Frank Pasquale published “The Black Box Society,” in which they look at issues of discrimination and the role that algorithms play in exacerbating discrimination. SIIA responded to these works in a blog by saying that tech leaders must quickly act to ensure algorithmic fairness.
To go even further, on Friday, November 04, 2016, SIIA released an issue brief on the topic ...