Veronika Thiel

Articles for AlgoritmWatch

Story, 2 October 2019

Defective computing: How algorithms use speech analysis to profile job candidates

Some companies and scientists present Affective Computing, the algorithmic analysis of personality traits also known as “artificial emotional intelligence”, as an important new development. But the methods that are used are often dubious and present serious risks for discrimination.

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Story, 20 June 2019

“Ethical AI guidelines”: Binding commitment or simply window dressing?

In April this year, we began to compile an overview of guidelines for so-called “ethical AI”. Thanks to contributions of our readers, our inventory has grown to 83 entries and is finding global resonance. It is therefore time for an interim overview: there are some substantial contributions, but many entries are lacking substance. Additionally, there is a dearth of oversight mechanism to ensure that these guidelines are adhered to.

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