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Spring 2024 Reading Group

Algorithms and the Law

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

Algorithms are increasingly used in our society and their role is likely to increase in the next several decades. These new tools pose a set of challenges in terms of transparency, fairness, accuracy, and equal treatment. In this reading group, we will explore the use of algorithms in a variety of contexts, such as lending, hiring, and the use of risk assessments in the criminal justice system. We will take a multidisciplinary approach to assessing the key legal, ethical, and policy questions in this area, drawing on insights from law, economics, and computer science.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: January 30, February 13, February 27, March 19, April 2, and April 16.

This reading group is not available for cross-registration.