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Algorithms and Institutions: How Social Sciences Can Contribute to Governance of Algorithms

Virgílio Almeida takes a look at the relationship between algorithms and institutions.

“Societies are experiencing a transition in which automation increases its role in daily activities, and algorithms play a key role. Algorithms are the ones that often decide whether one is hired or fired, whether one will have access to a social benefit, whether one's immigration visa will be granted or denied, what news one will see on social media, what is the best route to go home, or which partner is most appropriate for a relationship. In many directions and fields, digital technologies are enabling the re-engineering of society, with algorithms as a central element in this process.”

Read more at IEEE Internet Computing

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