1st Edition

Algorithm Audit: Why, What and How?

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ISBN 9780367530914
August 9, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
112 Pages

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Book Description

Seeking to increasing the social awareness of citizens, institutions, and corporations with regard the risks presented by the acritical use of algorithms in decision-making, this book explains the rationale and the methods of algorithm audit. Interdisciplinary in approach, it provides a systematic overview of the subject, supplying readers with clear definitions and practical tools for the audit of algorithms, while also taking account of the political, business and vocational obstacles to the development of this new field. As such, it constitutes an essential resource for students and researchers across the social sciences and humanities, as well as for professionals and policy makers, with concerns about the social consequences of algorithmic decision-making.

Table of Contents


1. Why

2. What

3. How

4. Rights, Politics and Education


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Biagio Aragona is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy.