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Public Sector Equality Duty and bias in algorithms

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In our recently published review into bias in algorithmic decision-making, we explored the regulatory context in which algorithmic decisions take place, which includes equality law, human rights law, discrimination law and sector specific regulations.  The main piece of legislation that …

An overview of the CDEI's review into bias in algorithmic decision-making

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This report draws together the findings and recommendations from a broad range of work. We have focused on the use of algorithms in significant decisions about individuals, looking across four sectors (recruitment, financial services, policing and local government), and making cross-cutting recommendations that aim to help build the right systems so that algorithms improve, rather than worsen, decision-making.

Public attitudes on the fair use of data and algorithms in finance

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Financial companies are increasingly using complex algorithms to make decisions regarding loans or insurance - algorithms that look for patterns in data which are associated with risks of default or high insurance claims. This raises risks of bias and discrimination …

In a world biased against women, what role do algorithms play?

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Recent reports suggest 9 out of 10 people are biased against women in some way. We wanted to mark International Women’s Day this year by talking about bias in a world of data-driven technology and artificial intelligence, and our forthcoming report on bias in algorithmic decision-making.