Author: Eva Schoonings

Human & Machine Power & Democracy

The Dutch child care benefit scandal: an important lesson learned

A discriminating algorithm that wrongfully classified thousands of families as potential fraudsters indirectly led to the resignation of the Dutch government in 2021: a text-book example of bias in Artificial Intelligence. On January 15th 2021, the Dutch government resigned after thousands of families were wrongfully accused of fraud. Moreover, a disproportionate amount of the accused […]

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