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Publication, 1 June 2017

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.

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Working paper, 7 April 2017

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

By Katharina A. Zweig 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 their abstract, they summarize that “biased search rankings can shift the…

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