ReEnTrust Policy Brief

On the 24th May the APPG on Data Analytics hosted a roundtable on rebuilding trust in algorithms, in collaboration with the ESPRC ReEnTrust project. Speaking at the event were: Daniel Zeichner MP, Chair of the APGDA (Labour); Professor Tom Rodden, Chief Scientific Advisor DCMS; Professor Marina Jirotka, Oxford University; and Jonathan Legh-Smith, Head of Scientific Affairs at BT Group. Professor Rodden noted the critical need to link in with decision making in the public sector to provide citizens with resources…

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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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