The consumer welfare implications associated with the use of algorithmic decision tools, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics #FTC-2018-0056-D-0011

Submission Number:
FTC-2018-0056-D-0011
Commenter:
Adrian Gropper
Organization:
Patient Privacy Rights
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
The consumer welfare implications associated with the use of algorithmic decision tools, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics
9 - The consumer welfare implications associated with the use of algorithmic decision tools, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics; We should not assume that algorithmic decision tools, AI, and predictive analytics are to be domain of institutions. These are technology, and technology can be owned and controlled by individuals as it gets cheaper. Paper, publishing, and teaching are foundational practices for much of human society. As these highly decentralized practices shift to digital, we must retain their decentralized control. Secrecy in algorithmic decision tools, AI, and predictive analytics must not be allowed while patents and some copyrights should be carefully restricted lest they destabilize the social fabric.