Items tagged "artificial intelligence"

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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 Applauds Rep. Takano for Bill Protecting Criminal Defendants

September 18, 2019 algorithms , artificial intelligence , criminal justice , due process , Intellectual Property

Yesterday, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced the “Justice in Forensic Algorithms Act of 2019” to ensure that criminal defendants can access the software source code and other data they need to properly defend themselves and exercise their due process rights.

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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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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel to Bolster Advocacy Efforts

January 17, 2018 artificial intelligence , Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Public Knowledge welcomes Allie Bohm, Policy Counsel, to our team to focus on government affairs work in key issue areas including broadband policy, privacy, artificial intelligence, and other tech policy initiatives. She holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A., magna cum laude, in Peace & Justice Studies, English, and Dance from Tufts University.

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