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New York City's Bold, Flawed Attempt to Make Algorithms Accountable

NYC accountable algorithms

Automated systems guide the allocation of everything from firehouses to food stamps. So why don't we know more about them?

Credit: Mario Tama / Getty

The end of a politician's time in office often inspires a turn toward the existential, but few causes are as quixotic as the one chosen by James Vacca, who this month hits his three-term limit as a New York City Council member, representing the East Bronx.

From The New Yorker
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