Rise of the Robots

You will have heard about algorithms and automation, but have you ever wondered how our Government uses them to make decisions that affect your life? And if the state is keeping us in the dark about what’s going on?  

Then the Public Law Project’s new podcast mini-series, Rise of the Robots, is for you. 

From A-level results to benefit fraud detection; from policing to visa applications, Government use of algorithms and automated decision-making systems is on the rise.  

We ask: 

  • How upfront is the UK Government about this powerful use of technology?  
  • How good are automated decisions, and what happens when they go wrong? 
  • And crucially: what does this all mean for people who are already marginalised in society?