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


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NYC accountable algorithms

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

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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.

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