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Saturday, May 18 • 14:45 - 16:00
Let’s see the evidence! Where algorithmic decisions are used in real life

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Can't get a loan at your bank even though you always paid your bills but because an algorithm says, you're not credible? Your family profiled in detail on parameters like mental health issues, phases of unemployment or a forgotten agreement at the school dentist? Systems for automated decision-making (ADM) are already widely used around Europe. But how algorithms are used and controlled differs widely. The recently 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. We will outline how we framed the issue, convened the EU-wide network of contributors, and researched the state of play in 12 countries; in addition, we will assess the impact and discuss where we want to go from here.

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Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch. He is co-founder and publisher of the online magazine iRights.info (Grimme Online Award 2006). He testified before several committees of the German Bundestag, i.e. on AI and robotics. Matthias serves on the governing board of the German section of Reporters Without Borders and the... Read More →
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Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Data-driven journalist, trainer & author.Interested in pandas, D3, scraping, climate and the history of cooking.
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Brigitte Alfter

Director, Arena for Journalism in Europe
Brigitte Alfter ist eine deutsch-dänische Journalistin, Geschäftsführerin für Redaktionelles bei Arena for Journalism in Europe und Dozentin Journalismus an der Universität Göteborg. Nach Jahren als Journalistin auf fallen Niveaus vom Lokaljournalismus bis zur EU-Korrespondentin... Read More →

Saturday May 18, 2019 14:45 - 16:00 BST
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