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Deadly Algorithms

Can legal codes hold software accountable for code that kills?
by / RP 187 (Sept/Oct 2014) / Commentary

Algorithms have long adjudicated over vital processes that help to ensure our well-being and survival, from pacemakers that maintain the natural rhythms of the heart, and genetic algorithms that optimise emergency response times by cross-referencing ambulance locations with demographic data, to early warning systems that track approaching storms, detect seismic activity, and even seek …