Journal of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications(Social Sciences Edition) ›› 2022, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (5): 18-25.doi: 10.19722/j.cnki.1008-7729.2022.0055

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Algorithmic Discrimination and Its Governance in Era of Artificial Intelligence


  1. Institute of Internet Governance and Law, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Online:2022-10-30 Published:2022-11-16

Abstract:  With the rapid development of big data and artificial intelligence technology, algorithms, as one of the core technologies of artificial intelligence are widely used in human society. While promoting the development of the industrial economy and facilitating human life, it also brings serious problems of algorithmic discrimination. Algorithmic discrimination not only infringes the legitimate rights and interests of specific entities, operators’ competitive interests, and people’s basic human rights at the direct level, but also deepens existing prejudice and aggravates the digital gap, which are not conducive to the long-term development of the artificial intelligence industry and need to be regulated urgently. By tracing the causes of algorithmic discrimination, it can be seen that algorithmic discrimination is the result of algorithm developers’ implicit bias embedded in algorithms, data deviation and algorithm black boxes. Algorithmic discrimination is a legal issue in the technical field. Based on referring to the extraterritorial mode, the regulation of algorithmic discrimination needs to adopt multiple means such as law, technology and social norms to achieve the coordinated effect of algorithmic discrimination governance.

Key words: artificial intelligence, algorithmic discrimination, algorithmic governance, extraterritorial mode, multi-regulation

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