On social machines for algorithmic regulation

  title={On social machines for algorithmic regulation},
  author={Nello Cristianini and Teresa Scantamburlo},
  journal={AI \& SOCIETY},
  pages={1 - 18}
Autonomous mechanisms have been proposed to regulate certain aspects of society and are already being used to regulate business organisations. We take seriously recent proposals for algorithmic regulation of society, and we identify the existing technologies that can be used to implement them, most of them originally introduced in business contexts. We build on the notion of ‘social machine’ and we connect it to various ongoing trends and ideas, including crowdsourced task-work, social compiler… Expand
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