Algorithms in Government & Procurement
Globally, we are a fulcrum on the future of automated decision making (ADS) systems within government. How do we build up frameworks that make algorithmic decisions as accountable as the person who is programming them? How do we ensure that government procurement policies enable transparency? If ADS systems are made by the government, are there greater safeguards than if they are made by private developers? If ADS is made by the government, is it more likely to be open sourced? Scrutinized by academics and professionals?
The goal of this session is to socialize existing best practices around ADS procurement. We will highlight that government procurement needs critical reform. We will explore how to push back against bad ADS purchases, and how technologists, advocates, civil servants, and lawyers can work together.
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