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The interdisciplinary basic research project examines the opportunities and limitations of algorithmic decision making systems by using the example of their use in criminal justice systems.
To what extent can algorithmic recommendation systems be part of the own journalistic activity of public service media providers and take the side of (or take the place of) journalistic selection and compilation of information? In a White Paper for the MDR (Central German Broadcasting), the main cha...
The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) commissioned the Hans-Bredow-Institut with a report on the topic of "Algorithms in Digital Media and Their Influence on Individual Opinion Formation of Users".
How can we better understand the inner workings of algorithms and their significance for us individually and as a society? The network Algorithmed Public Spheres invites international researchers from different fields to address this question.
Every app, every website, every search query uses algorithms. In his PhD project, Felix Krupar analyses the legal classification of algorithmic communication.
Dr. Stephan Dreyer and Johannes Schmees examine the challenges and problems that arise in the automation of complex (state) decisions in their article in Computer und Recht using the example of court decisions. They argue for a reasonable consideration of the algorithmisation of legal processes in v...
Dr. Stephan Dreyer and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz ask the following question in their contribution to the Völkerrechtsblog [international law blog]: To what extent can the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protect the interests of individuals, groups and society as a whole that appea...
Dreyer, S.; Schulz, W. (2019): Künstliche Intelligenz, Intermediäre und Öffentlichkeit. Bericht an das BAKOM [Artificial Intelligence, Intermediaries and the Public. Report to OFCOM] (Link).
Analysis by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz and Dr. Stephan Dreyer, commissioned by the Bertelsmann Stiftung.
Algorithmic systems evaluate people – which poses risks – for us as individuals, for groups and for society as a whole. It is therefore important that algorithmic processes be auditab...
Algorithmic recommendation systems in public service programmes are generally reasonable and justified, but it strongly depends on its design. This is the conclusion of the study "Algorithmic Recommendations. Functionality, Meaning and Peculiarities for Public Service Broadcasters". The fi...
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