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  • blog post
    London School of Economics blog
    D&S Affiliate Seeta Peña Gangadharan discusses how automated systems have transformed the ways in which our data is processed, analyzed, and used by companies that are not held to account for the potential uses of data that... Read on London School of Economics blog
    April 2016
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    Points
    "Over the last two years, Data & Society has been convening a Council on Big Data, Ethics, and Society where we’ve had intense discussions about how to situate ethics in the practice of data science. We talked about the imp... Read on Points
    April 2016
  • Academic Article
    SSRN
    In this Working Paper from We Robot 2016, D&S Researcher Madeleine Elish employs the concept of “moral crumple zones” within human-machine systems as a lens through which to think about the limitations of current frameworks... Read on SSRN
    March 2016
  • Academic Article
    SSRN
    D&S Affiliates Ifeoma Ajunwa, Kate Crawford, and Jason Schultz examine the effectiveness of the law as a check on worker surveillance, given recent technological innovations. This law review article focuses on popular trend... Read on SSRN
    March 2016
  • Academic Article
    SSRN
    D&S Fellow Sorelle Friedler and D&S Affiliate Ifeoma Ajunwa argue in this essay that well settled legal doctrines that prohibit discrimination against job applicants on the basis of sex or race dictate an examination of... Read on SSRN
    March 2016
  • Academic Article
    SIGCAS
    Abstract: What claims are made about the objectivity of machines versus that of human experts? Whereas most current debates focus on the growing impact of algorithms in the age of Big Data, I argue here in favor of taking a lon... Read on SIGCAS
    March 2016
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    Points
    danah boyd's “What is the Value of a Bot?” is an output of a weeklong workshop at Data & Society that was led by “Provocateur-in-Residence” Sam Woolley and brought together a group of experts to get a better grip on the que... Read on Points
    February 2016
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    Points
    Alexis Lloyd's "Our friends, the bots?" was a contribution to a weeklong workshop at Data & Society that was led by “Provocateur-in-Residence” Sam Woolley and brought together a group of experts to get a better grip on the ... Read on Points
    February 2016
  • blog post
    Points
    Allison Parrish's “Bots: A definition and some historical threads” is an output of a weeklong workshop at Data & Society that was led by “Provocateur-in-Residence” Sam Woolley and brought together a group of experts to get ... Read on Points
    February 2016
  • blog post
    Points
    "How to Think About Bots" is the first output of a weeklong workshop at Data & Society that was led by “Provocateur-in-Residence” Sam Woolley and brought together a group of experts to get a better grip on the questions tha... Read on Points
    February 2016
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