Case Studies in the Governance of Automated Decision-Making

Awarded Scholars:
Karen Levy, Cornell University
Solon Barocas, Cornell University
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
Project Date:
Apr 2020
Award Amount:

As artificial intelligence decision making systems become more common, policymakers must decide whether, where and how to use them in high-stakes settings. Building on an interdisciplinary initiative supported by the MacArthur Foundation, Professors Karen Levy, Solon Barocas, and Jon Kleinberg will conduct a qualitative study that focuses on the design and implementation of automated decision-making systems in two real-world settings: kidney allocation and civil discovery, a pre-trial procedure whereby parties to a lawsuit can obtain evidence from another party.



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