Speaking at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg explained that algorithms, complex mathematical formulas, have an increasing impact on people's lives in such areas as commerce, employment, education, and housing. He warned that processes would continue to become more opaque as more decision making was automated. He said to experts in Freedom of Expression, Communication, and Information at UNESCO that "knowledge of the algorithm is a fundamental right, a human right," EPIC has launched a new program on Algorithmic Transparency, building on the work of several members of the EPIC Advisory Board.
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