EDGE OF INNOVATION
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EDGE OF INNOVATION

Should we be treating algorithms the same way we treat hazardous chemicals?

Algorithms have the potential to cause injury, illness, and even death. Yet we’ve hardly scratched the surface of how to assess and manage their risks.

If algorithms have the potential to cause harm, do we need new risk assessment tools to ensure their safe use?

At first blush, algorithms and hazardous chemicals have precious little in common…

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Andrew Maynard

Andrew Maynard

Scientist, futurist & Professor of Global Futures at ASU. Author of Future Rising and Films from the Future. Writing about tech, society, & the future

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