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January 11, 2019
Algorithms Data weapons Abolition

We are the Leaders We Have Been Looking For: Organizing for Algorithmic Accountability

As algorithms and automated decisions continue to impact every aspect of our lives, in Black communities nationwide these decision-making systems animate already existing structures of oppression and inequality. From risk assessments to school enrollment algorithms to child predictive analytics and the management of healthcare and social services, the role of algorithms is set only to increase. As the impact of these systems expands beyond Black and low-income communities, our heroes will be the people who have been fighting and winning against these systems all along. In this opening panel we will be discussing how leaders nationwide have been organizing to reduce the harm of these biased black box systems.and discuss how activists and scientists can enlist algorithms in the fight for racial justice.