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Giving the public a say in automated decision-making

January 26 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

Open Data Manchester, in collaboration with Greater Manchester Combined Authority, are developing a set of principles for giving the public a say around how automated decision-making systems are used. We hope these principles will set widely agreed-on standards for the use of these technologies across the public sector in Greater Manchester.

To do this, we want to bring together people within, and outside, the public sector in Greater Manchester. We are running a series of workshops across January and February. We hope you can make it along.

Why are we doing this?

Increasingly algorithms are being used to automate decision-making in the public sector. Sometimes they are used to support humans to make final decisions, sometimes decision-making is entirely automated.

These systems can bring benefits, but they also come with risks so it’s important that these systems are used in an appropriate way.

We believe that public engagement, and accountability to the public, will be important parts of ensuring that automated decision-making systems are used appropriately; and that the public can have trust in this.

How can you get involved?

We will be carrying out a mixture of in-person and online workshops and interviews to understand the needs of those who will be using, and affected by, these principles.

We would most like to hear from either:

  • People in the public sector who are thinking about how automated decision-making should be used; or who are working on public engagement.
  • People outside the public sector who are interested in how these technologies are used, and the role of good quality public engagement in making sure they are used appropriately.

Anyone who would like to share their experience or views to help develop these principles is very welcome. Please feel free to forward on details of these workshops to anyone who might be interested

6 Mount St,
Manchester, M2 5NS
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