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The Ethical Algorithm: The Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design by Aaron Roth and Michael Kearns. Algorithms have been around for a long-time — some say the earliest algorithms were written around 4000 years ago by Babylonians. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a tough statement on companies whose algorithms violate principles of fairness and equity. The book is a very accessible introduction to the introduction of algorithmic decision-making algorithms in the non-specialist field.