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Is public accountability possible in algorithmic policymaking? The case for a public watchdog

Kolkman, Daan (2020) Is public accountability possible in algorithmic policymaking? The case for a public watchdog. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (24 Jul 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Despite algorithms becoming an increasingly important tool for policymakers, little is known about how they are used in practice and how they work, even amongst the experts tasked with using them. Drawing on research into the use of algorithmic models in the UK and Dutch governments, Daan Kolkman argues that the inherent complexity of algorithms renders attempts to make them transparent difficult and that to achieve public accountability for the role they play in society a dedicated watchdog is required.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 11:21
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2020 01:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105985

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