ReEnTrust Team Respond to ICO’s Consultation on Explaining AI

On 24 January, ReEnTrust team, led by Dr Philip Inglesant, provided our inputs to ICO and The Turing’s latest Consultation on Explaining AI. ReEnTrust has two interests in AI-enabled decisions: in our own research, to ensure that our own processes are trustworthy, as being compliant with GDPR, DPA compliant, as well as being transparent and responsible in our research involving people; and with respect to the topic of our research, to facilitate trust-building by users in algorithm-driven online systems. We…

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Purdue Policies for Progress

On May 20th the Purdue Policy Research Centre at Purdue University, held to “Policies for Progress” conference exploring ways to bring together policymakers, industry leaders, not-for-profits, and academics to bring their collective expertise to bear to address Wicked problems. Policies for Progress was the capstone event for the Breaking Through: Developing Multidisciplinary Solutions to Global Grand Challenges research project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Find more info about the project here. Experts from four multidisciplinary teams shared findings and results of…

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Landscape summary for CDEI: bias in algorithmic decision-making

  Publication of the landscape summary on “Bias in Algorithmic Decision-Making”, commissioned by the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) and produced by our own Michael Rovatsos, with contributions from Ansgar Koene and Brent Mittelstadt. The landscape summary report forms part of the CDEI’s reviews into online targeting and bias in algorithmic decision-making. These landscape summaries have informed the development of CDEI interim reports and will inform their ongoing work on the two reviews. This Landscape Summary draws together…

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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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Publication of European Parliament report on Algorithmic Accountability

In 2018, the ReEnTrust team member Ansgar Koene, working on the UnBias project, was invited to produce a Science Technology Options Assessment report on “A Governance Framework for Algorithmic Accountability and Transparency” for the European Parliament. The report is now available to download from the European Parliament Research Services website. The video recording of the presentation of the report to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on October 25th 2018 is available to view at EPTV. The report was co-authored with…

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ReEnTrust engaging with policy discourse

The “responsible policy and practice” work-package (WP1) of ReEnTrust aims to unpack the tensions between the drive for innovation in the design and use of algorithms and the growing desire for meaningful regulation and protection for users. As part of this work ReEnTrust is engaging with the policy discourse on algorithmic regulation through participation in “AI governance” conferences and working with policy setting organizations. In the first three months of 2019 this has included participating at CPDP Data Protection and…

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