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A Digital Workshop: Decisions and Algorithms – Where do you stand?

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The Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand and Toi Āria: Design for Public Good, invites you to take part in a workshop to share your thoughts about how algorithms are used in decision-making in our country.

An algorithm is a set of instructions designed to perform a specific task. Some examples of where computers use algorithms which you may be familiar with include:

  • online streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, Spotify
  • search engines like Google and Yahoo
  • the processing of online applications for public services such as passports, benefits, and the prioritising of medical services.

We’ll be sharing a number of algorithm examples with you and asking you to tell us what you think.

Don’t let the word ‘algorithms’ put you off — we promise it will be a lively and fascinating session, and you will help us produce some concrete recommendations that the government, and other organisations, can take to ensure that ADM is trusted and that, as a nation, we make the most of these powerful technologies.

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