Governing an Algorithm in the Wild

Artificial Intelligence

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Presented by Data & Society


In 2014, the algorithm that allocates kidneys for transplant in the United States was replaced, following more than a decade of debate and planning. The development process was highly transparent and participatory, faced hard ethical questions explicitly, and incorporated elements of simulation and auditing that scholars often recommend. Scientist and researcher David Robinson will describe how this story played out — including a twist ending.


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