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141st Debate: Should we care about algorithmic discrimination?
In May, a coalition of human rights and technology groups released a new declaration on machine learning standards, calling on both governments and tech companies to ensure that algorithms respect basic principles of equality and non-discrimination. Called The Toronto Declaration, the document focuses on the obligation to prevent machine learning systems from discriminating, and in some cases violating, existing human rights law. (source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/16/17361356/toronto-declaration-machine-learning-algorithmic-discrimination-rightscon) For more info, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algorithmic_bias Is this form of discrimination worse than discrimination by humans? Which decisions should be left to human judgment instead of algorithms?

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