Matthias Spielkamp (he/him)

Executive Director, Co-Founder & Shareholder

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Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch (Theodor Heuss Medal 2018, Grimme Online Nominee 2019). He testified before committees of the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the German Bundestag and other institutions on automation and AI and was a member of the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) from 2020-2022. Matthias serves on the governing board of the German section of Reporters Without Borders, the advisory councils of Stiftung Warentest, Freudenberg Stiftung and the Whistleblower Network and the Expert Committee on Communication/Information of Germany’s UNESCO Commission. He was a fellow of ZEIT Stiftung, Stiftung Mercator and the American Council on Germany. Matthias is editor of the Automating Society reports and has written and edited books on the automation of society, digital journalism and Internet governance. He holds master’s degrees in Journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder and in Philosophy from the Free University of Berlin.

Articles for AlgorithmWatch

Press release

AI Act deal: Key safeguards and dangerous loopholes

AlgorithmWatch demands the regulation of General Purpose AI in the AI Act

How the German government decided not to protect people against the risks of AI

Towards accountability in the use of Artificial Intelligence for Public Administrations

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