"The innovation of Al/ML is its ability to “do” things without “doing” things because they were “done” without a “doer.” Proxy discrimination (or algorithmic pricing) has the same real effects of discrimination (or collusion) but without any explicit human decision being made. The effect still happens in the world, but nobody is responsible. Nobody did anything. Nobody knows for sure how it happened or who was affected. The designers and users are granted plausible deniability. Al as alibi."
@gleemie That was my first response as well! Makes for an interesting comparison: society has much more experience with how to make bureaucracies accountable (due-process, objections, paper trails etc). What if AI was treated and regulated as automated bureaucracies rather than an ungraspable novelty?