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Determining whether IB’s system had flaws is challenging without knowing its formula or the inputs and outputs. Just because some humans don’t like the outputs of a data analysis doesn’t mean that it’s incorrect. But Suresh Venkatasubramanian, a professor at the University of Utah who studies the social consequences of automated decisionmaking, says it appears IB could have deployed its system more responsibly. β€œAll this points to what happens when you try to install some sort of automated process without transparency,” he says. β€œThe burden of proof should be on the system to justify its existence.”

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