ReEnTrust are recruiting for a research study about Algorithms and Explanations

How much do you trust the books or hotels that online platforms are recommending to you? Recommender systems help users find information items more efficiently. They are widely used in our daily life, for example, helping us find books (Amazon), music (Spotify) or hotels. However, these systems are facing increasing scrutiny in recent years, due to biases in the recommendations, such as books by particular authors or hotels of specific price ranges. As a result, users may be discriminated against…

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Professor Marina Jirotka Involved in APGDA’s landmark report — Trust, Transparency, Tech

The All Party Parliamentary Data Analytics Group (APGDA) and Policy Connect to launched its landmark report, Trust, Transparency, Tech on data and technology ethics in the House of Commons on Tuesday 21st May 2019. Our Oxford Professor Marina Jirotka, PI of the ReEnTrust project, has been invited to the steering committee behind the report. Over the next twelve months, the APGDA will hold a number of follow-up roundtables and workshops to discuss how to implement the recommendations within the report, ensuring…

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