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OpenSCHUFA – shedding light on Germany’s opaque credit scoring

Why we started OpenSCHUFA, why you should care about credit scoring & how you can help.

/ February 21st, 2018

AlgorithmWatch has been awarded funding by Bertelsmann Stiftung and Hans Böckler Foundation

How can we bring more transparency to automated decision making (ADM) processes that have a significant impact on our societies? And what consequences has the use of ADM systems in human resources management, and therefore for workers’ rights and co-determination...

/ December 7th, 2017

Video: Frank Pasquale at Luxemburg Lectures

Pasquale is one of the leading scholars on algorithmic accountability and professor of law at the University of Maryland and author of “The Black Box Society. The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information”

/ May 23rd, 2017

Luxemburg Lecture with Frank Pasquale and AlgorithmWatch, May 11, 7 pm in Berlin

Coming Thursday (May 11th) we will discuss the question of how to hold algorithms accountable with Frank Pasquale, one of the leading scholars on algorithmic accountability and professor of law at the University of Maryland and author of “The Black Box...

/ May 8th, 2017

Algorithms make no value judgements – except the ones designed by humans

“Judgments, when being made by humans, can never be considered value-neutral.” Says Danny Yadron, technology reporter for Guardian US in his article Facebook controversy shows journalists are more complicated than algorithms. True enough. The problem with his article: The underlying assumption that in contrast...

/ May 13th, 2016