Master of Science in Computer Science
Faculty / School
Faculty of Computer Sciences (FCS)
Date of Award
Dr. Imran Rauf
Committee Member 1
Dr. Imran Rauf, Supervisor, Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
MSCS Survey Report
Algorithm, Mechanism, Artificial Intelligence, Social Good, Game Theory
Abstract / Summary
Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG) or Algorithm Design for Social Good is an inter-disciplinary multi stakeholder approach to using digital processes to improve access to opportunity for marginalized communities in areas such as education, development, anti-discriminatory policies and more. This research survey aims to compile the recent applications of Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG) particularly the work contending with trade-offs between efficiency and fairness. The paper highlights the necessity of implementing policy intervention (through digital tools) as shown through the way algorithms contribute to oppression, the problems with housing allocation and unfair labor market hiring processes. It also notes the limitations of artificial intelligence (AI) in resolving social issues.
Tauqeer, M. (2020). Recent advances in mechanism design for social good (Unpublished graduate research project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/research-projects/107
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