Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law in the Algorithmic Society

This presentation starts by recalling the old prophecy of Herbert Marcuse of 'one-dimensional man.' We outline pitfalls of the prevailing dominance of algorithmic-decision-making on the pillars of Constitutional law and analyse how the fast-growing use of algorithms in the fields of justice, policing, public welfare, etc., could end in biased and erroneous decisions, boosting inequality, discrimination, unfair consequences, and undermining constitutional rights, such as privacy, freedom of expression, and equality.