What is algorithmic transparency and why do we need it?
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What is algorithmic transparency and why do we need it?

On February 11, 2013, Eric Loomis was arrested in Wisconsin for his part in a drive-by shooting. He pleaded guilty to knowingly fleeing an officer.  During the sentencing, the judge consulted an algorithm that predicted how likely Loomis was to recidivate. Because of his criminal history and other factors weighed by the algorithm, Loomis was … Continue reading