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Review into bias in algorithmic decision-making

Abstract

Unfair biases, whether conscious or unconscious, can be a problem in many decision-making processes. This review considers the impact that an increasing use of algorithmic tools is having on bias in decision-making, the steps that are required to manage risks, and the opportunities that better use of data offers to enhance fairness. We have focused on the use of algorithms in significant decisions about individuals, looking across four sectors (recruitment, financial services, policing and local government), and making cross-cutting recommendations that aim to help build the right systems so that algorithms improve, rather than worsen, decision-making.

This content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0

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Type of organisation: Government

Date published: 14 Jun 2024

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Domain: Horizontal
Type: Report

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