Algorithmic Governance and its Discontents

Continuing with relevant posts from the Algorithmic Governance workshop , one of the speakers of the workshop, Anthony Behan explores on his blog Algorithmic Governance and its Discontents , and in particular he points that

In a comprehensive and packed agenda, politics barely got a mention – but that too needs considerable discussion.

John Danaher has done some initial work to address this challenge. He combines List’s ‘logical space of democracy‘ as a politics within which ‘collective decision procedures’ are agreed, with a four-component model of algorithmic decision-making, being ‘sensing-processing-execution-learning’. Adopting a basic premise that each component can be automated or human, the logic extends to a matrix of options within which a collective decision procedure can be agreed. It is a very useful abstract framework, though I would add a number of additional points.

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