Data and government

Three quick links about data and government:

Austerity is an Algorithm by Gillian Terzis in Logic Magazine looks at what can go wrong when algorithms start making decisions about benefit entitlements (accessed 1 February 2018).

Towards Rules for Automation in Government by Michael Karlin (AI policy advisor in Canada) provides an overview of the issues the Canadian government is considering as it develops policy for AI (accessed 3 February 2018).

Markets don’t work like they used to by James Plunkett considers the state of big data and the decisions and tactics (for better and worse) it’s driving in companies to tailor products and prices to consumers, and where governments need to think about principles-based regulation (accessed 5 February 2018).