Author Archives: AlgorithmWatch

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Automating Society – Taking Stock of Automated Decision-Making in the EU A report by AlgorithmWatch in cooperation with Bertelsmann Stiftung, supported by the Open Society Foundations To read th…

SCHUFA, a black box: OpenSCHUFA results published


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

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 under…

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…

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".

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. For a detailed description of what we mean by this, please read Nicholas D…

1st Meeting on Algorithmic Accountability Reporting with Ray Serrato


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

AlgorithmWatch in the EU High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence


The European Commission appointed 52 representatives from civil society, science and industry – 30 men and 22 women – to an Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert group. AlgorithmWatch was selected…

AlgorithmWatch recieves Theodor Heuss Medal 2018


“A Theodor Heuss Medal for the year 2018 is presented to the organisation AlgorithmWatch for its contribution to a differentiated consideration of algorithms and their mechanisms of action. Algo…

OpenSCHUFA data donation launches


As of now, you can donate your SCHUFA data at Since the beginning of our campaign more than 20,000 people have already requested their free credit record via

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