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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

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