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Last spring, the Admission Post-Bac platform created confusion for many students, their parents and universities. It was highly criticized because the guidelines of the software were opaque and the code secret. Thanks to an association of high-schoolers (Droit des lycéens), some details about the code were published, such as the variables used to select students.

Some critics focus on the human bias that occurs after the first sorting generated by the algorithm. How to communicate on the weaknesses of Human-Machine cooperation ? Since we are still experiencing new working paths, how to present to citizens that algorithms uses can fail ?

Sources:

https://www.etalab.gouv.fr/openapb-remise-et-publication-du-rapport-detalab-sur-les-conditions-douverture-dadmission-post-bac

http://www.intotheminds.com/blog/en/french-universities-scandalous-selection-algorithm-revealed/