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Tell us what you think of how sites and apps use algorithms

The BCS Policy team is looking to submit our members' views to the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF). To make our impact as a membership body, we need the opinions of our member experts (that's you) to help us inform our official BCS response to this consultation.

Four government regulators are jointly calling for members' thoughts on the risks and benefits of the different ways that algorithms are used. The DRCF is made up of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and the Office of Communications (Ofcom).

The consultation's wide-ranging remit includes apps and websites, through to the decisions AI takes that can influence an exam outcome, a loan decision or a job application.

To make our impact as a BCS membership body, we need the opinions of our member experts (that's you) to help us form our official BCS response to this consultation.

If you can help us, please can you read the papers below and submit your thoughts by Friday 3 June 2022.

You can submit your response in the form below or you can email policyhub@bcs.uk if you have any questions.

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BCS Fellows Technical Advisory Group (F-TAG)

F-TAG's aim is to explain the opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies, what they mean for the digital industries and for the competitiveness of ‘UK Plc’.

The group is chaired by Rashik Parmar FBCS (an IBM Vice-President and a member of BCS’ Organisation and Employers’ Board), and is made up of 25 BCS Fellows selected from diverse demographic and professional backgrounds.

"Lack of diversity in product development teams is a concern as non-diverse teams may be more likely to follow practices that inadvertently hard-wire bias into new products or services."

Dr Bill Mitchell, BCS Director of Policy
Commenting on a report published by the Committee for Standards in Public Life

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