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Auditing Algorithms in New York City

Expand A line of police cars are parked along a street in Times Square, in New York, December 29, 2016. © 2016 AP Photo/Kathy Willens Algorithmic decision-making is becoming the new norm in New York. City agencies use computerized algorithms to make important decisions about New Yorkers’ daily lives, from school assignments to public benefits evaluations and more. But serious concerns persist on how to monitor automated systems and prevent human rights abuses. The city government recently took up this question of how to best evaluate the ways in which city agencies develop and use algorithmic…

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