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AlgorithmWatch appointed to ‘Global Partnership on AI’

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Today was the kick-off of the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), a founded by the EU Commission and 14 countries. AlgorithmWatch was appointed to the GPAI as one of the very few civil society organizati…

AlgorithmWatch receives core funding from the Schöpflin Foundation

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The Schöpflin Foundation will support the work of AlgorithmWatch over the next three years. We will use the funding to advance and implement AlgorithmWatch’s fundraising strategy and to sharpen our ad…

UN special rapporteur on digital technology and social protection denounces a “human rights free-zone”

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The report of the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights condemns in strong terms the way governments are privitizing and automating welfare management.

First convening of the AlgorithmWatch Supervisory Board

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On 1 October, the AlgorithmWatch Supervisory Board held its first meeting. We are delighted that Katharina de la Durantaye, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger and Steffen Wenzel will be supporting us…

AlgorithmWatch accepts invitation by Facebook to discuss company’s plans for creating oversight board

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Next week, AlgorithmWatch will participate in a workshop organised by Facebook, convening representatives of the company and external stakeholders to discuss whether and how a Facebook-appointed board…

OpenSCHUFA is nominated for the Grimme Online Award

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Grimme-Institut has nominated the crowdsourcing project OpenSCHUFA by AlgorithmWatch and Open Knowledge Foundation Germany for the Grimme Online Award 2019 in the category SPECIAL (website in German).

Volkswagen Foundation funds new AlgorithmWatch project with planning grant

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New project of AlgorithmWatch and TU Braunschweig aims to Bridge the structural competence gap for AI in HR.

New project: Governing Platforms

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We are delighted to announce the launch of our new project Governing Platforms, which is funded by Civitates, a collaborative philanthropic initiative that aims to strengthen the capacity of civil soc…

AlgorithmWatch will host a Mozilla Fellow

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We are very excited to be one of ten nonprofits and civil society organizations hosting a Mozilla Fellow 2019-2020!…

Launch of our ‘AI Ethics Guidelines Global Inventory’

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AlgorithmWatch's inventory of principles, voluntary commitments & frameworks for an ethical use of algorithms and AI (work in progress)…

No red lines: Industry defuses ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence should serve people and respect fundamental rights. This is what an expert group of the EU Commission demands in its now published guidelines for these technologies. However, u…

IEEE launches Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition

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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) published the first edition of Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems…

New guest researcher joins the AlgorithmWatch team

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A warm welcome to Lukas Zielinski, our new guest researcher. Lukas studied Liberal Arts & Sciences in Maastricht where he focused on Politics, Economics, and Philosophy. He then maintained his int…

New guest researcher joins the AlgorithmWatch team

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A warm welcome to Lukas Zielinski, our new guest researcher. Lukas studied Liberal Arts & Sciences in Maastricht where he focused on Politics, Economics, and Philosophy. He then maintained his int…

SCHUFA, a black box: OpenSCHUFA results published

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Data journalists of Spiegel Online and Bayerischer Rundfunk analyzed roughly 2000 credit reports donated to OpenSCHUFA.

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