#essay

Zac Ong | Unsplash

Essay, 7 August 2019

Personal Scoring in the EU: Not quite Black Mirror yet, at least if you’re rich 

A centralized, permanent and public personal scoring system is very unlikely to appear in EU countries, but this does not mean that a large share of the European population is not or will not be subject to invasive scoring mechanisms.

Read more

Essay, 6 August 2018

Self-Determination in a Networked Society

AlgorithmWatch co-founder Lorena Jaume-Palasí attended the Digital Future Science Match 2018 on May 14 and gave a talk on self-determination in the digital era. This is an edited version of her speech.

Read more

Essay, 12 April 2018

Why we should not fear Artificial Intelligence

In October 2016, the British dystopian TV series Black Mirror aired Nosedive. In that episode, citizens use their cell phones to review each other on a 5-star scale after each social interaction and everyone’s average […]

Read more

Essay, 19 June 2016

The ethical abyss of big data research

In October 2016, the British dystopian TV series Black Mirror aired Nosedive. In that episode, citizens use their cell phones to review each other on a 5-star scale after each social interaction and everyone’s average […]

Read more