Author Archives: AlgorithmWatch

re:publica 2018 – Our picks of this year’s program


From 2 to 4 May the re:publica 2018 will take place in Berlin, offering more than 400 hours of keynotes, talks, meetups and workshops. Here are the sessions we highly recommend: Wednesday, 2 May 2018…

Why we should not fear Artificial Intelligence


The emergence of a new technology requires new rules: how do we deal with robots? by Lorena Jaume-Palasí The idea of an automated society, filled with robots at home and at work, was one of the Utopia…

AlgorithmWatch receives Theodor-Heuss-Medal 2018


On 16 June 2018 AlgorithmWatch will be awarded the Theodor Heuss Medal for “encouraging a differentiated debate about criteria for development of artificial intelligence”, as the Theodor H…

Call for participation: Algorithmic accountability reporting track at EIJC18 & DataHarvest Conference


Do you have a great story to share of how you investigated an automated decision making (ADM) system? Are you in the middle of doing research on an ADM and can tell us a little about how it’s go…

OpenSCHUFA – shedding light on Germany’s opaque credit scoring


Why we started OpenSCHUFA, why you should care about credit scoring & how you can help.

AlgorithmWatch has been awarded funding by Bertelsmann Stiftung and Hans Böckler Foundation


How can we bring more transparency to automated decision making (ADM) processes that have a significant impact on our societies? And what consequences has the use of ADM systems in human resources man…

Video: Frank Pasquale at Luxemburg Lectures


Pasquale is one of the leading scholars on algorithmic accountability and professor of law at the University of Maryland and author of “The Black Box Society. The Secret Algorithms That Control Money…

Luxemburg Lecture with Frank Pasquale and AlgorithmWatch, May 11, 7 pm in Berlin


Coming Thursday (May 11th) we will discuss the question of how to hold algorithms accountable with Frank Pasquale, one of the leading scholars on algorithmic accountability and professor of law at the…