SCHUFA, a black box: OpenSCHUFA results published

Data journalists of Spiegel Online and Bayerischer Rundfunk analyzed roughly 2000 credit reports donated to OpenSCHUFA.

/ November 29th, 2018

Finnish Credit Score Ruling raises Questions about Discrimination and how to avoid it

In a case not well known outside Finland, a tribunal threatened to fine Svea Ekonomi AB for 100,000 euros on the grounds that it declined credit to a customer by using statistical models that are in violation of anti-discrimination laws....

/ November 21st, 2018

AccessNow maps regulatory proposals for Artificial Intelligence in Europe – our take

AlgorithmWatch welcomes the report by AccessNow on mapping regulatory proposals for Artificial Intelligence in Europe. It provides a good starting point for the ongoing work that will need to be undertaken to develop robust regulatory frameworks in this field.

/ November 19th, 2018

Why Zuckerberg’s “Independent Governance and Oversight” board is not gonna fly (but some of his other ideas are at least worth discussing)

Mark Zuckerberg is all for regulation of social media all of sudden. What’s wrong with that picture?

/ November 17th, 2018

How YouTube’s algorithm amplified the right during Chemnitz

Video of Ray Serrato's presentation at the 1st Meetup on Algorithmic Accountability Reporting of AlgorithmWatch, 5 November 2018

/ November 13th, 2018

Algorithmic Accountability Reporting mailing list launched

We set up a mailing list to exchange information about the nascent but growing field of Algorithmic Accountability Reporting.

/ October 18th, 2018

High-Risk Citizens

A software is used for detecting potential benefit cheats in the Netherlands. The government keeps quiet about how that works. Civil rights activists are taking the matter to court.

/ July 4th, 2018

Two new researchers join the AlgorithmWatch team

A warm welcome to Veronika Thiel and Sebastian Gießler, who are now working as researchers for the projects "Atlas of Automation" and "Automated Human Resources Management and Workplace Democracy".

/ November 12th, 2018

1st Meeting on Algorithmic Accountability Reporting with Ray Serrato

Monday, 5 November 2018, 6:30pm at AlgorithmWatch, Bergstr. 22, Berlin-Mitte

/ October 12th, 2018

Self-Determination in a Networked Society

AlgorithmWatch co-founder Lorena Jaume-Palasí attended the Digital Future Science Match 2018 on May 14 and gave a talk on self-determination in the digital era. This is an edited version of her speech.

/ August 6th, 2018