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The Computer Says No

The Computer Says No

The Bad News About Online Discrimination in Algorithmic Systems

Thursday, September 28, 2017
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA

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A public roundtable discussion. Online streaming video available with live questions taken from Twitter (#algoaudit) and the BKC Live Question Tool.


  • Solon Barocas, Cornell University
  • J. Nathan Matias, Princeton University
  • H. V. Jagadish, University of Michigan
  • Christian Sandvig, University of Michigan


…[Personalization] leaves room for subtle and not-so-subtle forms of discrimination in pricing, services, and opportunities….[A]lgorithmic decisions raise the specter of ‘redlining’ in the digital economy–the potential to discriminate against the most vulnerable classes of our society under the guise of neutral algorithms.

–Executive Office of the President of the United States, Report on Big Data (2014)

Past Event
Thursday, September 28, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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