Author Archives: Stephanie Wykstra

Perspective: Philosopher’s Corner: What is “Fair”? Algorithms in Criminal Justice


This article is in Preparing for the Next Flood, Spring 2018


On rare occasions, new technologies open up straightforward routes to a better world. But on many other occasions, the mirage of a simple path forward fades quickly. In the case of social policy algorithms, the promise was that systems from hiring to criminal justice can be improved through “objective” mathematical predictions. Today, however, communities of […]