Myself and my colleague Dr. Rónán Kennedy put together a special edition of the journal/magazine Computers and Law on the topic of algorithmic governance. It consists of a diverse range of articles on the increasingly prominent role of algorithms in decision-making, and the implications this has for the law. The special edition arose from a workshop we held on the topic back in March 2016.
- Algorithmic Decision-Making and the Problem of Opacity: John Danaher introduces our focus on algorithms in legal and governmental decision-making and explains some of the basic problems. You can find further linked articles in the side-panel.
- Algorithmic Governmentality, Techno-Optimism and the Move to the Dark Side: If algorithmic government does ever achieve its full potential, John Morison offers an intimidating insight into the world we might see.
- Towards Open Government: Niall Ó Brolcháin asks how sovereign governments that were constituted in a bygone age can move into a new technological era that demands openness and transparency.
- From Algorithmic Law to Automation-friendly Legislation: Dag Wiese Schartum tells us how to build automated legal decision-making systems.
- Algorithmic Surveillance: True Negatives: Maria Helen Murphy explores surveillance algorithms and the interplay with fundamental rights.
- The Legal Consequences of Genetic Prediction: Aisling de Paor highlights some of the ethical and legal concerns arising with use of algorithms based on genetic information, and advocates the need to appropriately control and regulate these new technologies.
- When Algorithms Kill: Peter Gallagher considers the autonomous weapons debate in international humanitarian law