Governing Algorithms

  title={Governing Algorithms},
  author={Malte Ziewitz},
  journal={Science, Technology, \& Human Values},
  pages={16 - 3}
  • Malte Ziewitz
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Science, Technology, & Human Values
Algorithms have developed into somewhat of a modern myth. On the one hand, they have been depicted as powerful entities that rule, sort, govern, shape, or otherwise control our lives. On the other hand, their alleged obscurity and inscrutability make it difficult to understand what exactly is at stake. What sustains their image as powerful yet inscrutable entities? And how to think about the politics and governance of something that is so difficult to grasp? This editorial essay provides a… Expand
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