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Smarter government or data-driven disaster: the algorithms helping control local communities

Smarter government or data-driven disaster: the algorithms helping control local communities

Every day government decisions from bus routes to policing used to be based on limited information and human judgment. Check out our new database and join MuckRock in learning more about these uses.

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This Week’s FOIA Round-up: FOIA in the impeachment report, MA robot police dogs, and your neighbor’s Ring might let the police spy on you

This Week’s FOIA Round-up: FOIA in the impeachment report, MA robot police dogs, and your neighbor’s Ring might let the police spy on you

This week’s FOIA drama from the Trump administration and technology

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Your help is vital to MuckRock’s project on algorithmic accountability

Your help is vital to MuckRock’s project on algorithmic accountability

Algorithms and artificial intelligence are playing an ever-increasing role in the lives of all Americans. MuckRock, in collaboration with the the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and Law is building a catalogue of the algorithms and AI being considered, used, and regulated by local, state, and federal governments. Your help is vital to our effort and only needs to take a few minutes!

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Introducing Algorithmic Control, a new series exploring how machine learning is reshaping government and our communities

Introducing Algorithmic Control, a new series exploring how machine learning is reshaping government and our communities

Today we’re publishing the first piece in an ongoing collaboration between MuckRock and the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law exploring local government use of big data, artificial intelligence, and algorithms. Sign up now for regular updates, or submit a tip on public policy algorithms you’d like to see added to our open database.

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The Algorithms Among Us

The Algorithms Among Us

Algorithms are shaping your online habits, but they’ll be increasingly influencing your commute, courts, and access to resources. How much say you’ll have over that is still up for discussion.

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