Rodrigo Ochigame is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Leiden University. They study unorthodox models of computational rationality. Their writing and scholarship has appeared in The Intercept, Logic, and the New Left Review.

January 30, 2020


The Long History of Algorithmic Fairness

Fair algorithms from the seventeenth century to the present

As national and regional governments form expert commissions to regulate “automated decision-making,” a new corporate-sponsored field of research proposes to formalize the elusive ideal of “fairness” as a mathematical property of algorithms and especially of their outputs.