The automation of public and human services based on theoretically neutral and objective criteria can streamline complex procedures that might take months. Currently, algorithms are being applied to determine who attains needed resources. What are the effects of applying automated systems rather than humans in decision-making? What biases are we facing? Is it possible to imagine public governance of artificial intelligence systems?
With Paula Boet (Barcelona City Council), Karlos Castilla (Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya) and Paula Guerra (Algorace) we address these issues to work towards a public governance of artificial intelligence, which makes them auditable and for the common good.