Let’s see the evidence! Where algorithmic decisions are used in real life, and how we find out about them

Systems for automated decision-making are already widely used around Europe. But how algorithms are used and controlled differs widely. The newly launched report “Automating Society – Taking Stock of Automated Decision-Making in the EU” by AlgorithmWatch and Bertelsmann Stiftung assesses a wide variety of uses, pointing to regulatory gaps and suggesting better European coordination on the issue.

In the first part of the workshop, experts involved in the report will present excerpts of their research and discuss the substance of it. In the second part, they will share their experience in regard of how they researched the issue and will discuss these experiences. Together with the session participants, they will begin to develop best practices and discuss how to disseminated these lessons across civil society.

Workshop facilitators:

  • Matthias Spielkamp, Executive Director AlgorithmWatch
  • Brigitte Alfter, Journalist and research network coordinator for the Automating Society report

See full program here.