The news, the economy, and education are among the many areas of modern life that are increasingly governed by algorithms. In order to address the legal, policy, and ethical challenges posed by algorithmic decision-making, NYU Law’s Information Law Institute hosted the Algorithms and Accountability Conference, co-sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture and Communications and the Intel Science & Technology Center for Social Computing and Microsoft.

Alfred B. Engelberg Professor of Law Katherine Standburg and Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill ’85 joined a distinguished group of speakers on topics that included Firestarters; Media, Platforms, and Users; Consumers and Commerce; and the Algorithmic Future of Education. (View the full conference program here).

See our Storify below for a selection of some of the tweets from conference attendees throughout the day below. For more tweets from the conference, including links to some of the presentation slides, view the conference hashtag #algacc.

 

Posted March 3, 2015