ReEnTrust Student Launches a Study on Fairness Perception of a Job Search Platform

A ReEnTrust student is conducting a research study about how explanations can help improve fairness and transparency in job sourcing platforms from the viewpoint of the applicant. For the past couple of decades, there has been a lot of discussion about trying to find the balance between transparency and accuracy in recommender systems. Due to the significance of e-recruitment systems, some papers suggest we need to sacrifice accuracy to ensure full understanding of how the algorithm produces recommendations. The belief is…

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New paper accepted at CHI’2021

ReEnTrust researchers have a full paper accepted by CHI’2021, exploring current practices taken by app developers from children’s mobile apps. The paper is led by Anirudh Ekambaranathan, supervised by Dr Jun Zhao from Oxford CS and Dr Max Van Kleek. The title of the paper is “Money makes the world go around”: Identifying Barriers toBetter Privacy in Children’s Apps From Developers’ Perspectives, and its abstract can be found below. The paper is under preparation. The industry for children’s apps is…

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APGDA and ReEnTrust host webinar on rebuilding and enhancing trust in algorithms

On Wednesday 2nd December 2020, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics and the ReEnTrust were delighted to host an online briefing on rebuilding and enhancing trust in algorithms. The event was chaired by APGDA Chair, Daniel Zeicher MP, and included contributions from a number of senior researchers from the ReEnTrust following the publication of their recent policy paper. Mr Zeichner opened the meeting at 11am and presented an overview of the work of the APGDA. He noted the growth…

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Interdisciplinarity — Key to Responsible Innovation

The increasing reach and pervasiveness of AI and algorithms into everyday life raises pressing social and ethical issues for individuals and communities. Several recent deliberations, including track-and-trace for the pandemic and fight for a fairer society, have raised the urgency for critical thinking about our society and technology innovations now more than ever. Under these tremendous circumstances, we hear a great need from Oxford researchers and students for a platform to voice and exchange our concerns, and reflect and react…

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ReEnTrust Second Stakeholder Workshop Summary Report

We are pleased to share with you our Second Stakeholder Workshop Summary Report, summarising key findings from our Second Stakeholder Workshop taken place on December 6th, 2019, at Mary Ward House in London. The workshop brought together participants from academia, education, NGOs and enterprises to discuss trust in relation to algorithmic decision-making services and platforms. This workshop is the second of the series. In our first stakeholder workshop (April 2019), we have explored stakeholders’ general conceptualisation of trust, in relation…

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