Automated decision systems pose certain hidden risks because of their use of data and algorithms. Identification of automated decision systems can be an important first step to intervening in the use of these systems.

Use this flowchart to identify whether a particular technology is an automated decision systems. In the system map you can find definitions for the bolded words, and a map of the relationships between various parts of an automated decision systems. Click here to view the flowchart step-by-step.
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Created in collaboration with the Critical Platform Studies Group, the Tech Fairness Coalition, and the ACLU of Washington. It was initiated as a project at the Data Science for Social Good Summer Program run by the eScience Institute at the University of Washington. For a full list of our contributors, click here.

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