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“Deadly Algorithms: Can Legal Codes hold Software accountable for Code that Kills?”

Schuppli, Susan. 2014. “Deadly Algorithms: Can Legal Codes hold Software accountable for Code that Kills?”. Radical Philosophy(187), pp. 2-8. ISSN 0300-211X [Article]

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“Deadly Algorithms: Can Legal Codes hold Software accountable for Code that Kills?” Radical Philosophy, Issue 187 UK, (2014): 2-8. Also published in french as "Mortels Algorithmes: Du Code Penal au Code Letal", Jef Klak, Critique sociale & expériences littéraires

Algorithms have long adjudicated over vital processes that help to ensure our well-being and survival, from pacemakers that maintain the natural rhythms of the heart, and genetic algorithms that optimise emergency response times by cross-referencing ambulance locations with demographic data, to early warning systems that track approaching storms, detect seismic activity, and even seek to prevent genocide by monitoring ethnic conflict with orbiting satellites. [1] However, algorithms are also increasingly being tasked with instructions to kill: executing coding sequences that quite literally execute.

Item Type: Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures

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2014Published

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17475

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21 Mar 2016 16:59

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 15:17

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/17475
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