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How does automated decision-making effect our daily lives? Where are the systems applied and what happens when something goes wrong? Read our journalistic investigations on the current use of ADM systems and their consequences.

Image generators are trying to hide their biases – and they make them worse

In the run-up to the EU elections, AlgorithmWatch has investigated which election-related images can be generated by popular AI systems. Two of the largest providers don’t adhere to security measures they have announced themselves recently.

May 27, 2024

“All rise for the honorable AI”: algorithmic management in Polish electronic courts

May 24, 2024

The automated Fortress Europe: No place for human rights

April 17, 2024

Italy introduces entirely automated public tenders

March 28, 2024

Spanish inmates not to be automatically monitored in fear of AI Act

February 19, 2024

Austria’s social security invests over €50m in AI – just  for bookkeeping?

An illustration of the protagonists of the story. Top: Camille Lextray, Jerzy Afanasjew. Bottom: Anastasia Dedyukhina, Miriam Al Adib, Soizic Pénicaud.

February 15, 2024

Fighting in the dark: How Europeans push back against rogue AI

February 6, 2024

How not to: We failed at analyzing public discourse on AI with ChatGPT

January 3, 2024

Work inside the machine: How pre-saves and algorithmic marketing turn musicians into influencers

December 19, 2023

Greece is planning a €40m automated surveillance system at borders with North Macedonia and Albania

December 18, 2023

The year we waited for action: 2023 in review

November 20, 2023

Plant-identifying apps: good for amateurs, bad for students

November 17, 2023

Not a solution: Meta’s new AI system to contain discriminatory ads

November 2, 2023

Some image generators produce more problematic stereotypes than others, but all fail at diversity

October 24, 2023

Algorithmic blood donations in Ukraine

October 11, 2023

Food delivery service Glovo: tracking riders’ private location and other infringements

September 26, 2023

Spain under shock as schoolboys create fake nudes using generative models

September 25, 2023

Generative Artificial Intelligence is slowly entering children’s lives

September 18, 2023

Automated navigation systems are still wreaking havoc on small towns’ streets

July 19, 2023

Peeking into the Black Box

MidJourney - A student is taking an exam at her computer, seen from the back. Next to her, a cell phone on a tripod is filming her.

July 18, 2023

200 students failed their exams. Automated proctoring could be to blame, but doubts remain 

July 18, 2023

In Mannheim, an automated system reports hugs to the police

June 21, 2023

The Automated Hunt for Cybergroomers

June 5, 2023

ChatGPT-like models boom, but small languages remain in shadows

May 30, 2023

Let the Games Begin: France’s Controversial Olympic Law Legitimizes Automated Surveillance Testing at Sporting Events

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