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The Place for Ethics in Organizations by MIT Sloan Management Review

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Ethics and the Algorithm

Behind every piece of code that drives our decisions is a human making judgments — about what matters and what does not.

Editor’s Note: This article is one of a special series of 14 commissioned essays MIT Sloan Management Review is publishing to celebrate the launch of our new Frontiers initiative. Each essay gives the author’s response to this question:

“Within the next five years, how will technology change the practice of management in a way we have not yet witnessed?”

Are we designing algorithms, or are algorithms designing us? How sure are you that you are directing your own behavior? Or are your actions a product of a context that has been carefully shaped by ...

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