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DigiURI Media Club | The Algorithm Audit
Hold on to your hats, folks. We've spent months (years!) discussing the complications of algorithms in society and this month we have a potential solution to consider! This month we will discuss "The algorithm audit: Scoring the algorithms that score us" an open source article just published in Big Data and Society. The authors (Brown, Davidovic & Hasan) introduce an "audit instrument yields an ethical evaluation of an algorithm that could be used by regulators and others interested in doing due diligence, while paying careful attention to the complex societal context within which the algorithm is deployed," (p. 1).
Whether you are teaching in K-12, higher ed, or a community setting, there is potential for this audit to enhance classroom discussions around solutions to algorithms in society. Join us for what is sure to be a exciting hour!
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