Algorithm Ethics

Ethics considerations i algorithms - build by humans, applied by machines

Ethics is how ‘to decide in a morally right way’. Algorithms are usually regarded as something deterministic and mathematical, not to contain ethics.

Some algorithms contain value judgments, choices, or decisions made on how to deal with tasks according to social, cultural, or legal rules or personal persuasion. Obvious examples are credit scoring or pricing of a retail offer. However, there is a multitude of hidden ethical algorithms that are far more pervasive.

When a search engine decides what it regards as relevant to you, it affects the information you see and what you miss. It decides, how you see the world…