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Role of Algorithms – the Parliamentary Science & Technology Committee should be concerned

Dr Stephanie Mathisen of Sense about Science gave evidence to the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee this morning 1st February 2017 advising transparency for algorithms that make decisions so that decisions and the process that arrived at them can be tested. She also touched on the lack of information to understand the scale and scope that algorithms are currently and proposed to be used by Government agencies and contractors.

The UnBias Project is holding a meeting on Friday in London where chapter participants will be present. The issues around algorithms form an important part of developing policies to understand and improve Trust for Internet and digital services and applications. An issue that is being explored in February at the Internet Society Chapters meeting in Amsterdam.