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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Veto Power

We recognize that people hold a multiplicity of dynamic human identities. Inspired by the temporal dynamics in law - writing in the present, reflecting on the past, and encoding the future, we challenge the dominant temporal design of algorithmic systems which have been critically framed as self-fulfilling prophecies and stochastic parrots. In contrast, TwSw reflect the temporal dynamics of how individual and collective experiences of algorithmic harm unfold and include socio-technical mechanisms that facilitate veto power.