About the project: Ethics of Algorithms

In the project "Ethics of Algorithms" we deal with the social consequences of algorithmic decision making. We want to contribute to a design of algorithmic systems that leads to more participation for all. It is not the technically possible, but rather the socially meaningful that must be the guiding principle.

 

 

Latest Blog-Posts

2019-07-18T09:18:25+00:00 / Viktoria Grzymek : 3 questions for … Marina Jirotka and Helena Webb

Marina Jirotka (Professor of Human Centred Computing) and Helena Webb (Senior Researcher) work at the University of Oxford’s Department of Computer Science, in the Human Centred Computing theme. From 2016 to 2018 they participated in the research project “UnBias: Emancipating Users Against Algorithmic Biases for a Trusted Digital Economy”, a collaboration with the Universities of […]

2019-06-11T18:00:50+00:00 / Ralph Müller-Eiselt: Automated Decisions: Europe must speak with one voice

Automated decisions have become a part of many Europeans’ daily lives. Whether for job searches in Finland, healthcare functions in Italy, or the identification of neglected children in Denmark, such systems are coming into use in many EU countries – often for core public-administration functions. Will the EU be able to develop a common response […]

2019-05-23T10:33:29+00:00 / Niklas Eder: The Self-Policing Effect of Automated Data Processing

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rests on the premise that the protection of personal data guarantees the protection of privacy. This premise has been subject to substantial criticism. It has been convincingly argued that with the help of algorithm-based processing of large data sets, knowledge about individuals can be inferred without violating GDPR provisions. […]

2019-03-14T18:48:33+00:00 / Carla Hustedt: Algo.Rules – How do we get the ethics into the code?

Algorithmic systems are being implemented in a growing number of areas and are being used to make decisions that have a profound impact on our lives. It is up to us to ensure that these systems are designed for the benefit of society. We believe that the design and use of algorithmic systems must follow certain rules, […]