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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Invitation to join the ReEnTrust stakeholder group

We would like to invite you to contribute to our ongoing research study by joining our stakeholder group. The ReEnTrust project will address this issue of ‘trust in algorithms, artificial intelligence and automation’ by seeking to identify fundamental principles for algorithm design and technological tools informed by stakeholder engagement for better understanding of the core principles of the user-platform trust dynamic and providing innovative socio-technical solutions to support it.

Introducing: ReEnTrust

As interaction on online Web-based platforms is becoming an essential part of people’s everyday lives and data-driven AI algorithms are starting to exert a massive influence on society, we are experiencing significant tensions in user perspectives regarding how these algorithms are used on the Web. These tensions result in a breakdown of trust: users do not know when to trust the outcomes of algorithmic processes and, consequently, the platforms that use them. As trust is a key component of the…

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