Community Perspectives on the Use of Algorithms by Government

A pilot project exploring whether it is possible to create guidelines for trusted use of algorithms informed by the community. Researchers systematically gathered and analysed community concerns and views about the use of algorithms.  The study relied on structured participatory design workshops with professionals and families who have experience of the child welfare systems in New Zealand and the United States.  Seed funding for this project was provided through the Association of Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) Impact Program for 2018.


Quick facts

Location: New Zealand and United States

Partners: Toi Āria, Massey University (NZ), Carnegie Mellon University (PA, United States), University of Southern California (CA, United States)

Timeframe: 2018-2019