To Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin:
Where do you consider the danger to be in the algorithmic sector?
Does it come from some bad practices, like uber deliberatly nudging its drivers? Or does it rather come from the very nature of algorithms, like the ones created by facebook, twitter and google that contribute to the so called filter bubbles? In a nutshell, shall it be a “product regulation” for algorithms, as it exists for the financial sector?
Shall the regulators have access to the sourcecode of the algorithm, in order to develop a preventive supervision? This may fix the problem of algorithms’ opacity, which present a threat to individual liberties, as mentionned by professor Karen Yeung.
In other words, should tech firms be only sanctionned ex-post, or should we implement ax-ante regulation, maybe at the expense of free-entrepreneurship?
- Yeung (Karen), “Algorithmic regulation: A Critical interrogation“
- How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons – New York Times
- Your Filter Bubble is Destroying Democracy https://www.wired.com/2016/11/filter-bubble-destroying-democracy/