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The interdisciplinary project "Coding Public Value" investigates the possibility of shaping media policy by means of software development. The core of the project is to develop software for public media platforms that not only serves business models but is also oriented towards the common...
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.
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...
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...
Schmidt, J.-H. (2018): Filterblasen und Algorithmenmacht. Wie sich Menschen im Internet informieren [Echo Chambers and the Power of Algorithms. How People Inform Themselves on the Internet]. In: C. Gorr, M. C. Bauer (eds.), Gehirne unter Spannung: Kognition, Emotion und Identität im digit...
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