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Algorithmic transparency and public policies

Posted in OpenThoughts

A necessary conversation for governments, citizens, journalists and scientists

The importance of algorithms in our lives has increased steeply, and it will more and more in the future, even though this risks to be a niche topic, a missing discussion. The critiques to opaque algorithms, in terms of responsibilities are mounting, rightfully, towards the Silicon Valley, where they are in between consumers and corporations. However, what are the questions we have to ask ourselves, when they are handling the relationship between citizens and public administrations? How should this relationship be regulated? What are the responsibilities of policymakers in terms of transparency and accountability?

You can read this article in italian, on Valigia Blu, or in english, here.

The internet is the most incredible infrastracture ever built. Human beings learn through dialogues. Open sourcing your ideas means enhancing them. I keep my brain alive reading, writing and coding. Economics student, I'm (slowly) teaching myself Data Science. Hacktivism with folks.

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