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26 August 2022 (update: 15 August 2023)

#aiact #eu #explainer #germany #guide

A guide to the AI Act, the EU’s upcoming AI rulebook you should watch out for

The EU plans to regulate Artificial Intelligence across all sectors. A process highly fought over by the interests of Big Tech and those seeking to guard fundamental rights and people’s interest. This guide will help you understand the new law, which systems could be banned, and how you might be affected by the new regulation.

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19 September 2023


New audits for the greatest benefits possible

Oliver Marsh is the new head of AlgorithmWatch’s project "Auditing Algorithms for Systemic Risks." He told us about his background and the goals that he will be persuing.

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23 August 2023

The second group of AlgorithmWatch fellows is ready to go

We’re very happy to announce that another group of five fellows will work with us until December 2023 to research and publish stories about algorithmic accountability. They follow into the footsteps of our first six fellows.

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8 August 2023

Op-Ed on questionable Meta study

Social media algorithms are harmless, or are they?

New research published in Science and Nature suggest that Facebook and Instagram are not causing political polarization. But there are limitations in the research design that need to be discussed.

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15 June 2023

Help us fight injustice in hiring!

Donate your CV to fight together against automated discrimination in job application procedures!

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20 April 2023

Investigative journalism and algorithmic fairness

Investigating systems that make decisions about humans, often termed algorithmic accountability reporting, is becoming ever more important. To do it right, reporters need to understand concepts of fairness and bias – and work in teams. A primer.

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16 February 2023

Platforms’ promises to researchers: first reports missing the baseline

An initial analysis shows that platforms have done little to “empower the research community” despite promises made last June under the EU’s revamped Code of Practice on Disinformation.

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30 January 2023

What does TikTok know about you? Data donations deliver answers!

Companies like Facebook, Instagram, Google, and TikTok often know about the harmful effects of their algorithmic systems and yet continue to prevent independent research on them. Data donations like DataSkop are one of the few ways to investigate opaque algorithms.

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12 January 2023

Apply now as PR & Outreach Manager at AlgorithmWatch!

Full- or part-time, 30-40 h per week | Starting date: as soon as possible | Deadline for applications: 12 February 2023

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4 January 2023

AlgorithmWatch welcomes first fellows in algorithmic accountability reporting

After the announcement that we offer a fellowship in algorithmic accountability reporting, we received over 100 applications and were overwhelmed by the quality and diversity of them. After a careful examination, we’re very happy to introduce our first six fellows, an outstanding group of journalists, academics, and a civil society activist.

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