Algorithmic scapegoating revisited (a.k.a., shifting blame to an algorithm)

’Accountability’. There’s a lot of discussion about it, but it seems elusive in many real world situations. In fact, there is an alarming trend of people using automation in systems as an excuse to justify unfair treatment of others. Example: ”Oh, we can’t do anything, it’s in the system”. Or, ”I don’t have the authority […]