” If governments deploy systems on human populations without frameworks for accountability, they risk losing touch with how decisions have been made, thus making it difficult for them to identify or respond to bias, errors, or other problems.
The public will have less insight into how agencies function, and have less power to question or appeal decisions”
“An Ethical assessment would also benefit vendors (AI developers) that prioritize fairness, accountability, and transparency in their offering. Companies that are best equipped to help agencies and researchers study their system would have a competitive advantage over others.
Cooperation would also help improve public trust, especially at a time when skepticism of the societal benefits of AI is on the rise.”
— Algorithmic Impact Assessment: A Practical Framework for Public Agency Accountability, AI Now, April 2018