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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

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

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

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

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

1st Meeting on Algorithmic Accountability Reporting with Ray Serrato

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

/ October 12th, 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

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 as an institutional member in an open selection process with 500...

/ June 27th, 2018

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. AlgorithmWatch is an initiative that aims to make complex data processing processes...

/ June 21st, 2018

OpenSCHUFA data donation launches

As of now, you can donate your SCHUFA data at www.openschufa.de. Since the beginning of our campaign more than 20,000 people have already requested their free credit record via www.selbstauskunft.net. Those of you who have received a letter from SCHUFA can upload their data...

/ May 16th, 2018