The white paper “When Computers Decide: European Recommendations on Machine-Learned Automated Decision Making” presents the views of the Association for Computing Machinery Europe Policy Committee (EUACM)1 and Informatics Europe (IE)2 on the challenges posed by the increasing presence of Machine Learning and Automated Decision Making (ADM) systems in almost every aspect of modern human life. The paper reviews the most recent developments in ADM systems, stressing their benefits and risks, and the technology’s potential implications in several areas: technical, ethical, economic, societal, legal and educational.
The results of this work for each such area is presented in a separate section of the paper, accompanied by key recommendations to European decision makers involved in setting similar policies. Broad themes and conclusions of the white paper include:
“When Computers Decide” will be made widely available to IE’s and EUACM’s membership, policy makers, the media, and the public in mid-February 2018.