Title

Machines Regulating Humans: Will Algorithms Become Law?

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

2-13-2017

Abstract

The paper looks at how the process of machine learning could be used to improve the regulation of human activity. This idea is contrary to the usual and “preoccupied” view that legal scholars have had with the regulation of “automated systems.” The authors propose that using machine learning in this way is a “promising approach to regulation that has been under-appreciated thus far in the literature.”

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Publication Title

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