Algorithmic authority: The ethics, politics, and economics of algorithms that interpret, decide, and manage

Caitlin Lustig, Kathleen Pine, Bonnie Nardi, Lilly Irani, Min Kyung Lee, Dawn Nafus, Christian Sandvig

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23 Scopus citations

Abstract

This panel will explore algorithmic authority as it manifests and plays out across multiple domains. Algorithmic authority refers to the power of algorithms to manage human action and influence what information is accessible to users. Algorithms increasingly have the ability to affect everyday life, work practices, and economic systems through automated decision-making and interpretation of "big data". Cases of algorithmic authority include algorithmically curating news and social media feeds, evaluating job performance, matching dates, and hiring and firing employees. This panel will bring together researchers of quantified self, healthcare, digital labor, social media, and the sharing economy to deepen the emerging discourses on the ethics, politics, and economics of algorithmic authority in multiple domains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2016: #chi4good - Extended Abstracts, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1057-1062
Number of pages6
Volume07-12-May-2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340823
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 7 2016May 12 2016

Other

Other34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/7/165/12/16

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Keywords

  • Algorithmic authority
  • Algorithmic management
  • Algorithms
  • Critical algorithm studies
  • Crowdwork
  • Digital labor
  • Ethics
  • Healthcare
  • Policy
  • Political economy of computing
  • Quantified self
  • Sharing economy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

Cite this

Lustig, C., Pine, K., Nardi, B., Irani, L., Lee, M. K., Nafus, D., & Sandvig, C. (2016). Algorithmic authority: The ethics, politics, and economics of algorithms that interpret, decide, and manage. In CHI EA 2016: #chi4good - Extended Abstracts, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Vol. 07-12-May-2016, pp. 1057-1062). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2886426