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Could a computer algorithm be put on trial?

Richard Kemp comments in Tech Radar’s article on whether the algorithmic economy could have morally questionable consequences.

“Algorithms are essentially sets of rules that computers must follow when processing data – so, in legal terms, they’re much like any other software,” says Richard Kemp, founder of Kemp IT Law and one of the world’s top IT lawyers. “Just as if CAD software is used to design a building that falls down and injures people, the designers of the defective software may be liable, so it’s possible that the designers of faulty algorithms may also have to accept legal responsibility.”

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