Fletcher Student Miranda Bogen in Slate – “Algorithms of War”

“Algorithms of War: The dangers of using decision-making technology in sensitive international affairs”

Discussions of algorithmic accountability should not be confined to domestic and legal issues. Try as countries might to control the trade of technology through export agreements, algorithms are finding their way into the confusing realm of international affairs. Diplomatic protocol has developed over centuries to govern interaction between states, and now computer protocols are threatening to disrupt these processes—and if we are not careful, the results could be disastrous. Reliance, or even overreliance, on algorithms in international policy and security settings, in which every decision is subjective, should be provoking far more debate than the subject is getting.

Read the full piece by Fletcher student Miranda Bogen in Slate

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