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We are data: we are one, we are many

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What happens if an algorithm arbitrarily decides whether a loan is approved, or an individual is labeled as a “risk” for society? It is a fair decision? After all, the algorithm is exercising its function of control through logic (Fuller, 2008, p. 15). It is taking objective decisions based on the data it gathered on categories of people like the one under scrutiny at any given moment. One could argue that the data that is gathered is flawed or, more simply, that human beings do not always fit...

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