Blog

Page 2 of 11
Image by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

13 September 2022

A European newsroom to investigate automated systems

AlgorithmWatch is delighted to announce that the Deutsche Postcode Lotterie is funding a decentralized newsroom to investigate automated systems in Europe.

Read more
Photo by AbsolutVision on Unsplash

26 August 2022

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 trying to guard fundamental rights. This guide will help you understand the new law, which systems could be banned and how you might be affected.

Read more

21 July 2022

#Jobalert: We’re looking for a social media and content manager

30-40h/week | Berlin

Read more
Catherine Breslin / Better Images of AI / Silicon Closeup / Licenced by CC-BY 4.0

Opinion, 5 July 2022

The Digital Services Act: It’s time for Europe to turn the tables on Big Tech

The EU’s new Digital Services Act is a blueprint for forcing Facebook, Youtube, and other major online platforms to tackle the serious risks they pose to individuals and the public sphere. Its success now depends on whether EU officials will effectively enforce the law.

Read more

25 May 2022

Christina Elmer joins AlgorithmWatch as shareholder

Christina Elmer, Professor of Digital Journalism at TU Dortmund University and one of the most renowned data journalists in Germany, becomes a new shareholder of the non-profit watchdog organization.

Read more
Stanford University Libraries via Public Domain Review

20 May 2022

Governance of Artificial Intelligence in the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe is in charge of upholding human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Europe. Its member states are currently working on legal frameworks for the development and use of AI systems.

Read more
Aman Pal | Unsplash

25 April 2022

The Digital Services Act: EU sets a new standard for platform accountability

A political agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA) reached late last week may set a major blueprint for protecting people’s rights online and holding Big Tech companies accountable. It will do so in part by forcing platforms to be more transparent about the design and function of the algorithmic systems which are core to their business practices.

Read more
YouTube Newsfeed

14 March 2022

DataSkop: simulating the dynamics of recommender systems

Several thousands of supporters donated their YouTube profile data on our platform DataSkop. We have developed a simulator that is designed to demonstrate basic principles of recommendation algorithms such as YouTube's.

Read more
Photo by Anna Mätzener

1 March 2022

Solidarity with Ukraine

As an organization that defends human rights and democracy, we, the team of AlgorithmWatch and AlgorithmWatch Switzerland, stand in solidarity with Ukraine, the Ukrainian population and all Russians who do not support this war.

Read more

7 February 2022

Don’t smile for the camera – stop automated facial recognition!

Join the cause and spread the word about the dangers of biometric surveillance by ordering one of our “Don’t smile for the camera” tote bags for free.

Read more
Page 2 of 11