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15 March 2023

New study on AI in the workplace: Workers need control options to ensure co-determination

Employees must be included in the implementation process, if so-called Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are introduced to their workplace. Such systems are used by many companies for automated decision-making (ADM) already. They are often based on Machine Learning (ML) algorithms. The European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) draft is designed to safeguard workers’ rights, but such legislative measures won’t be enough. An AlgorithmWatch study funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation explains how workers’ co-determination can be practically achieved in this regard.

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23 February 2023

New study highlights crucial role of trade unions for algorithmic transparency and accountability in the world of work

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Khari Slaughter for AlgorithmWatch, CC BY 4.0

26 January 2023

How does TikTok tick? DataSkop to scrutinize TikTok’s For You feed with users’ data donations

What kinds of content is TikTok’s For You recommender showing us? What niches are users being led into? DataSkop’s second data donation project is designed to find answers to questions like these over the coming months. From 26 January until the end of March, TikTok users are invited to donate their data to our project. By analyzing these data sets, we will gain deeper insight into how the platform’s recommender system work.

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25 May 2022

Christina Elmer joins AlgorithmWatch as shareholder

Christina Elmer, Professor of Digital Journalism at TU Dortmund University and one of the most renowned data journalists in Germany, becomes a new shareholder of the non-profit watchdog organization.

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30 October 2020

Civil Society Coalition Calls for Binding Transparency Rules for Online Platforms

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27 October 2020

Vast increase of Automated Decision-Making and AI-Based Systems in Europe: Transparency, oversight and competence still lacking

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