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The New York Times | 05.07.19

The Legislation That Targets The Racist Impacts of Tech

Margot E. Kaminski and Andrew D. Selbst

The Algorithmic Accountability Act is a step forward, but there’s still room for improvement. Postdoctoral Scholar Andrew Selbst and Margot Kaminski explain.

“The bill is a meaningful first step in addressing the problems with algorithmic decision-making. Companies must be pushed to consider and document what goes into algorithm design. They should be pushed, too, to come up with solutions. But the bill is lacking in three main areas.”

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