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Vol 24 No 9 Sept/Oct 2019

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Algorithms and Law

ISBN13: 9781108424820
To be Published: April 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00

Algorithms permeate our lives in numerous ways, performing tasks that until recently could only be carried out by humans. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, based on machine learning algorithms and big-data-powered systems, can perform sophisticated tasks such as driving cars, analyzing medical data, and evaluating and executing complex financial transactions—often without active human control or supervision. Algorithms also play an important role in determining retail pricing, online advertising, loan qualification, and airport security. In this work, Martin Ebers and Susana Navas bring together a group of scholars and practitioners from across Europe and the US to analyze how this shift from human actors to computers presents both practical and conceptual challenges for legal and regulatory systems.

This book should be read by anyone interested in the intersection between computer science and law, how the law can better regulate algorithmic design, and the legal ramifications for citizens whose behavior is increasingly dictated by algorithms.

  • Avoids overly technical computer science explanations
  • Case studies exposed offer a key resource for lawyers
  • Addresses both conceptual and practical challenges facing legal systems