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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ReEnTrust are recruiting 16-25 year olds for workshops in London

How does trust affect your experience of the Internet? We are running a series of 3 hour workshops to find out, and we want you to take part. If you regularly use the Internet to search for information, make bookings, or buy products, and are aged 16 to 25 years old, we invite you to come and share your views and experiences with us, as well as your suggestions for change in relation to trust when using the Internet. The…

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EuroDIG2019: Algorithmic Literacy

From June 18th to June 20th, ReEnTrust was please to participate in the annual European Dialog on Internet Governance conference (EuroDIG2019) with a education/demo session on Algorithmic Literacy. EuroDIG is the European regional version of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and provides an open multi-stakeholder platform to exchange views about the Internet and how it is governed. As with other Ingernet Governance fora, EuroDIG has in recent years started to include a large number of panels dealing with AI or…

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RightsCon2019 and launch of Bot Populi

RightsCon2019, the 2019 edition of the AccessNow organized annual international Human Rights in the Digital Age conference, took place in Tunis from June 11th to 14th. This year’s edition features a full track of presentations focusing on Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Algorithmic Accountability with presentations from a wide range of academic and civil society contributors, including Algorithm Watch, Marietje Schaake (MEP), the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights, colleagues from the Just Net Coalition, and many others. A summary of the…

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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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1st ReEnTrust Stakeholder Workshop

On April 15th the first ReEnTrust Stakeholder Workshop took place at the Digital Catapult in London. The event was attended by stakeholders from various sectors from industry, by academics from multiple disciplines, representative of the Internet Society and one of the UK’s regulators with responsibilities in the digital domain. Since this was the first of our workshops, taking place at an early stage of the project, the primary aim was to gain a broader understanding of the range of issues…

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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 are recruiting for citizen juries!

How does trust affect your experience of the Internet? We are running a series of 3 hour workshops to find out, and we want you to take part. If you regularly use the Internet to search for information, make bookings, or buy products, and are aged either 16 to 25 years old or 65 years old or older, we invite you to come and share your views and experiences with us, as well as your suggestions for change in relation to trust…

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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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