In April, I attended (virtually) a workshop organized by the Media Policy Project of the London School of Economics on “Automation, Prediction and Digital Inequalities”.
As part of the workshop, I was asked to write a “provocation” that I read at the workshop. This was subsequently converted into a blog post for the MPP’s blog, and here it is.
The case I make here (that I will expand on in the next post) is for trying to develop a mathematical framework for thinking about fairness in algorithms. As a computer scientist, this idea seems like second nature to me, but I recognize that to the larger community of people thinking about fairness in society, this case needs to be argued.