Category: news

SCHUFA, a black box: OpenSCHUFA results published

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

/ November 29th, 2018

Why Zuckerberg’s “Independent Governance and Oversight” board is not gonna fly (but some of his other ideas are at least worth discussing)

Mark Zuckerberg is all for regulation of social media all of sudden. What’s wrong with that picture?

/ November 17th, 2018

Two new researchers join the AlgorithmWatch team

A warm welcome to Veronika Thiel and Sebastian Gießler, who are now working as researchers for the projects "Atlas of Automation" and "Automated Human Resources Management and Workplace Democracy".

/ November 12th, 2018

Algorithmic Accountability Reporting mailing list launched

We set up a mailing list to exchange information about the nascent but growing field of Algorithmic Accountability Reporting.

/ October 18th, 2018

AlgorithmWatch in the EU High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence

The European Commission appointed 52 representatives from civil society, science and industry – 30 men and 22 women – to an Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert group. AlgorithmWatch was selected as an institutional member in an open selection process with 500...

/ June 27th, 2018

AlgorithmWatch recieves Theodor Heuss Medal 2018

“A Theodor Heuss Medal for the year 2018 is presented to the organisation AlgorithmWatch for its contribution to a differentiated consideration of algorithms and their mechanisms of action. AlgorithmWatch is an initiative that aims to make complex data processing processes...

/ June 21st, 2018

OpenSCHUFA data donation launches

As of now, you can donate your SCHUFA data at www.openschufa.de. Since the beginning of our campaign more than 20,000 people have already requested their free credit record via www.selbstauskunft.net. Those of you who have received a letter from SCHUFA can upload their data...

/ May 16th, 2018

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

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