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New Zealand government to explain its algorithms to stop robo-bias warping policy

Mike 137 Silver badge

strange notion?

It's a weird notion that an algorithm is something [a] conceptually new, [b] necessarily complicated, and [c] impossible to explain.

Every single piece of code ever written is a realisation of some algorithm (even Turing's machine). The fundamental question is whether the algorithm is understandable. if not, it's a bad one. Implementing things you don't understand is dangerous.

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