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    Bow Before the All-Seeing Algorithm

    Gamers may say AI is clueless, but it’s got your number. Algorithms set up by companies to rate employees and customers — known as predictive analytics — can destroy lives and livelihoods if they uncover questionable credit information or drop a business’s search-engine rankings. Without humans in the loop, it can be nearly impossible to win against software that’s treated someone unfairly, and many are calling for algorithmic accountability. But as advocacy groups work to expose such collateral damage, analytics proponents, citing intellectual property rights, are expected to put up a fight.

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