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US state regulators should focus on algorithmic abuses, AI experts tell attorneys general

Even without a team of data scientists on staff, attorneys general can and should intervene to prevent companies from deploying algorithms that discriminate or apply flawed data to automated decision-making, a meeting of the United States’ top state and territorial legal officers heard today.

Data scientists are writing algorithms that make decisions about

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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