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A manifesto for algorithms in the environment

We are just starting to understand the effects that algorithms have on our lives. But their environmental impact may be even greater, demanding public scrutiny. Victor Galaz and colleagues present a new manifesto - the Biosphere Code. Robin Teigland, CSC, participated in the writing of this manifesto, read more here. 

We are just starting to understand the effects that algorithms have on our lives. But their environmental impact may be even greater, demanding public scrutiny. Victor Galaz at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University and colleagues present a new manifesto - the Biosphere Code. Robin Teigland, CSC, participated in the writing of this manifesto, read more below. 

Read the article published in the Guardian on 5 October, 2015: http://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2015/oct/05/a-manifesto-for-algorithms-in-the-environment

The principles presented in this article are the result of discussions that took place at the event “The Biosphere Code” in Stockholm October 4th, 2015.

Contributors include (in alphabetical order) Maja Brisvall (Quantified Planet), Palle Dahlstedt (University of Gothenburg, Aalborg University), Victor Galaz (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University), Daniel Hassan (Robin Hood Minor Asset Management Cooperative), Koert van Mensvoort (Next Nature Network, Eindhoven University of Technology), Andrew Merrie (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University), Fredrik Moberg (Albaeco/ Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University), Anders Sandberg (University of Oxford), Peter Svensson (Evothings.com), Ann-Sofie Sydow (The Game Assembly), Robin Teigland (Stockholm School of Economics), and Fernanda Torre (Stockholm Resilience Centre).

Whole manifesto is here: http://thebiospherecode.com/ 

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