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MIT Technology Review | 05.28.19

When algorithms mess up, the nearest human gets the blame

Madeleine Clare Elish

Karen Hao covers Research Lead Madeleine Clare Elish’s academic paper on moral crumple zones for MIT Technology Review.

“Both cases tackle one of the central questions we face as automated systems trickle into every aspect of society: Who or what deserves the blame when an algorithm causes harm? Who or what actually gets the blame is a different yet equally important question.”

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