What is Algorithmic Accountability?
The concept of 'Algorithmic Accountability' holds companies accountable for the outcomes of the algorithms they create. It holds the company that created the algorithm morally and ethically liable for any problems caused by the algorithm.
Simply put, algorithmic accountability, also known as algorithmic transparency, is a policy measure that holds the developers and operators of automated decision-making systems accountable for the outcomes of their pre-programmed decision-making systems. Creating an algorithm entails a human inputting a specific set of instructions to be executed in a specific order to produce a specific result.