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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.

Two new researchers join the AlgorithmWatch team

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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".

Algorithmic Accountability Reporting mailing list launched

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We set up a mailing list to exchange information about the nascent but growing field of Algorithmic Accountability Reporting. For a detailed description of what we mean by this, please read Nicholas D…

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

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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…

AlgorithmWatch recieves Theodor Heuss Medal 2018

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“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. Algo…

OpenSCHUFA data donation launches

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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.

re:publica 2018 – Our picks of this year’s program

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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…

AlgorithmWatch receives Theodor-Heuss-Medal 2018

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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 H…

Call for participation: Algorithmic accountability reporting track at EIJC18 & DataHarvest Conference

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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 go…