Items tagged "algorithmic risk assessment"

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Public Knowledge Urges HUD to Help Consumers Access Data Used in Algorithmic Housing Decisions

October 21, 2019 algorithmic risk assessment , algorithms , artificial intelligence , disparate impact liability , HUD , Non-Discrimination

Last week, Public Knowledge submitted comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on its proposed changes to civil rights law, specifically disparate impact liability, which would make it more difficult for consumers to access the data they need to appeal housing decisions made by algorithms. 

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Public Knowledge Joins More than 100 Consumer Groups Against Algorithmic Risk Assessment Tools

July 30, 2018 algorithmic risk assessment , artificial intelligence , Big Data

Today, Public Knowledge joins more than 100 civil rights, digital justice, consumer advocacy, and community-based organizations in a statement opposing the adoption of algorithmic risk assessment tools, which use artificial intelligence to determine an accused individual’s bail. Public Knowledge contends that these tools often rely on biased data to forecast an individual’s likelihood of appearance at trial and/or risk to public safety.

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