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Algorithm assessment report Statistics New Zealand

Contributor(s): Statistics New Zealand.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Statistics New Zealand, 2018Description: electronic document (40 pages) ; PDF file.ISBN: 978-1-98-852886-1.Subject(s): DATA ANALYSIS | EMPLOYMENT | ETHICS | FAMILY VIOLENCE | GOVERNMENT POLICY | POLICE | PRIVACY | PREDICTIVE RISK MODELLING | RISK ASSESSMENT | SOCIAL POLICY | SOCIAL SERVICES | YOUNG PEOPLE | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Summary | Access the website Summary: A first-of-its-kind report by the Government Chief Data Steward and the Government Chief Digital Officer provides valuable insights into the use of algorithms (the automatic decision-making processes used by computer programs to identify patterns in data) in government agencies. Based on the use of algorithms in 14 agencies, the report highlights how algorithms help agencies to deliver better policies and services by giving a better understanding of what works and for whom. Supporting case studies showcase how algorithms are already enabling innovative solutions to complex problems. The report also suggests how the use of algorithms can be improved for both fairness and transparency and serves as a reminder of the need to take care in their use. (From the website). A one-page summary is also available. More information about the Government's use of data is available on the website. Record #6056
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A first-of-its-kind report by the Government Chief Data Steward and the Government Chief Digital Officer provides valuable insights into the use of algorithms (the automatic decision-making processes used by computer programs to identify patterns in data) in government agencies.

Based on the use of algorithms in 14 agencies, the report highlights how algorithms help agencies to deliver better policies and services by giving a better understanding of what works and for whom.

Supporting case studies showcase how algorithms are already enabling innovative solutions to complex problems.

The report also suggests how the use of algorithms can be improved for both fairness and transparency and serves as a reminder of the need to take care in their use. (From the website). A one-page summary is also available. More information about the Government's use of data is available on the website. Record #6056