The Racist Algorithm?

Anupam Chander*

Review of The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information by Frank Pasquale.

*Director, California International Law Center, Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar, University of California, Davis School of Law. I learned much from presentations at the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at Stanford Law School, at a faculty workshop at UC Davis School of Law, and at seminars at Berkeley Law and Tel Aviv University, and am grateful to Jacob Assaf, Ian Ayres, Michael Birnhack, Ben Blink, Steffi Bryson, Deven Desai, Chris Elmendorf, Brett Frischmann, Eric Goldman, Angela Harris, Tim Hwang, Giuseppe Labianca, Frank Pasquale, Russell Robinson, Brian Soucek, Madhavi Sunder, Tim Wilkins, and Felix Wu for very helpful suggestions and to Jennifer Reed and Nida Siddiqui for excellent research assistance, though the views expressed herein are mine alone. I am grateful as well to a Google Research Award that supported related research.

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