Person

Jacob Metcalf

Report

Assembling accountability: Algorithmic Impact Assessment for the public interest

The Algorithmic Impact Assessment (AIA) is a new concept for regulating algorithmic systems and protecting the public interest. This report maps the challenges of constructing AIAs and provides a framework for evaluating the effectiveness of current and proposed AIA regimes.
Report

Ethics owners: a new model of organizational responsibility in data-driven technology companies

While actual job titles vary, ethics owners are tasked with 'translating public pressure into new corporate practices' by creating an ethical framework for technology workers to operate within. The authors of this report assert that understanding the work of ethics owners—and the tensions they face—is...
Article

Owning ethics: corporate logics, silicon valley, and the institutionalization of ethics

This article investigate the tensions that arise when adapting ethics initiatives at Silicon Valley tech companies.