Track 01 – Re-imagining the digital public sphere
Algorithms are playing a crucial role in all aspects of life from employment decisions, to credit scores to criminal justice processes. They are being used to make very important decisions which have life-changing consequences and these decision-making processes are largely unaudited. An algorithm is a procedure or a formula often used by a computer to solve a problem. Many algorithms are proprietary and secret which hinder investigating them. However, there is a pressing need to study algorithms empirically, especially to test their fairness. This panel will discuss algorithm auditing as a research design and regulatory tool to identify bias and increase algorithmic accountability.
- Marc Rotenberg, EPIC
- Bettina Berendt, Department of Computer Science, KU Leuven
- Juhi Kulshrestha, Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research at Hamburg University
- Michael Veale, UCL STEaPP
- Joris van Hoboken, VUB-LSTS