A feminist-inspired community-led social contract for improved transparency and engagement in algorithmic decision-making

In service of you and a vision for improved transparency and human agency in the interactions between people and algorithmic systems:
  • Bogdana Rakova, Mozilla Foundation, Senior Trustworthy AI Fellow
  • Megan Ma, Stanford Law School, CodeX Fellow
  • Renee Shelby, Sociology Department and Legal Studies Program, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Apology has played a significant role in existing fields of law, particularly in circumstances of medical error. Expressions of regret recognize imperfection and the space for change. Similarly, we see TwSw as embodying an analogous enforcement mechanism; one that can enable an alternative apology-centered mediation. We imagine a Forgiveness Forum inspired by reparative algorithms that unmask and undo algorithmic harm, but extend further to unpack harm through apology.