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Bots in the bureaucracy: A new generation of algorithmic decision aids is moving into the federal public service

OTTAWA — Three years after scorching criticisms of its experiments with using bots to help process immigration applications, the federal government is using algorithmic filters to help determine whether the spouses of Canadian residents are eligible to come here.

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