Here are the biased algorithms the UK government uses to make high-level decisions

Here are the biased algorithms the UK government uses to make high-level decisions

September 7, 2020 Off By OUHBsujLSQ

The recent use of an algorithm to calculate the graduating grades of secondary school students in England provoked so much public anger at its perceived unfairness that it’s widely become known as the “A-levels fiasco.” As a result of the outrage – and the looming threat of legal action – the government was forced into an embarrassing U-turn and awarded grades based on teacher assessment. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has since blamed the crisis on what he called the “mutant” algorithm. But this wasn’t a malfunctioning piece of technology. In marking down many individual students to prevent high grades increasing…

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