Automating Society 2020 – Country issues Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland & Spain

Find all country issues of the Automating Society 2020 report and videos of the launch events on this page.

Automating Society 2020: Germany

How are AI-based systems being used by private companies and public administration? The Automating Society Report by AlgorithmWatch and Bertelsmann Stiftung sheds light on the role automated decision-making (ADM) systems play in our lives.

On January 25, 2021, we presented the German country edition of the report and discussed the results with experts at an online event. The main focus lied on how public administrators want to deal with ADM systems and whether concrete legal rules are needed.

📺 Video of the launch event (in German)
with Dr. Anna Christmann, Wolfgang Teves, Tino Eilenberger, Friederike Reinhold and Matthias Spielkamp

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Automating Society 2020: Switzerland

How are AI-based systems used by private companies and in public administration in Switzerland? The Automating Society Report by AlgorithmWatch and Bertelsmann Stiftung sheds light on the role that automated decision making (ADM) systems play in our lives. As a result of the most comprehensive research on this topic in Europe to date, the report covers the use of and policy debates around ADM systems in 16 European countries as well as at the EU level.

📺 Video of the launch event (in German)
with Prof. Dr. Nadja Braun Binder, Peppino Giarritta, Balthasar Glättli, Dr. Anna Mätzener and Nicolas Zahn

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Automating Society 2020: Italy

On November 14, project manager Fabio Chiusi presented the Italy country report at the Biennale Tecnologia and discussed the findings with Antonella Napolitano (Policy Officer, Privacy International) and Juan Carlos De Martin (NEXA Center, Berkman Klein Center).

📺 Video of the launch event (in Italian)
with Fabio Chiusi, Antonella Napolitano and Juan Carlos De Martin

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Automating Society 2020: France

Detection of tax fraud with artificial intelligence. Use of radar devices to detect drivers who are talking on the phone while driving. Extensive automation of processes at Pôle Emploi. These are just a few examples of the many ways automated decision-making (ADM) systems are impacting the daily lives of French citizens. But at what cost? What does the "automated society" we already live in look like?

📺 Video of the launch event (in French)
with Caroline Lequesne Roth, Gaëtan Goldberg, Nicolas Kayser-Bril and Simon Chignard

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Automating Society 2020: Spain

Preventing recidivism in gender-based violence. Detecting fraud in public procurement. Predicting the location and timing of traffic violations and robberies. These are just a few of the many ways automated decision-making (ADM) systems impact the daily lives of Spanish citizens. But what impact do they actually have? And what are the elements of the "automated society" in which we all already live?

📺 Video of the launch event (in Spanish)

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