Category: working papers

Ethics and algorithmic processes for decision making and decision support

Current ethical debates about the consequences of automation focus on the rights of individuals. But algorithmic processes exhibit a collective dimension. In our working paper, we therefore suggest ways to better take this dimension into account.

/ June 1st, 2017

Watching the watchers: Epstein and Robertson’s „Search Engine Manipulation Effect“

1. Watching the watchers: Epstein and Robertson’s „Search Engine Manipulation Effect“ In July, 2015, Epstein and Robertson published a widely acknowledged study on how much a biased search engine result ranking can shift undecided voters towards one candidate [1]. In...

/ April 7th, 2017