All posts by 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 2 May  | 11:00 | Stage 1 Opening...

/ April 29th, 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 Utopias – and Dystopias –...

/ April 12th, 2018

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 Heuss Foundation states. The Theodor Heuss Award Foundation is a nonpartisan entity and...

/ March 8th, 2018

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 going? Do...

/ March 7th, 2018

OpenSCHUFA – shedding light on Germany’s opaque credit scoring

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

/ February 21st, 2018

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 management, and therefore for workers’ rights and co-determination...

/ December 7th, 2017

Ethics and algorithmic processes for decision making and decision support

Current ethical debates about the consequences of automation focus on the rights of individuals. But algorithmic processes exhibit a collective dimension. In our working paper, we therefore suggest ways to better take this dimension into account.

/ June 1st, 2017

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 and Information”

/ May 23rd, 2017

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 University of Maryland and author of “The Black Box...

/ May 8th, 2017