Building capacities — The New New projects, one year on

Last year, The New New brought together 24 artists, technologists, thought leaders, writers and designers in 12 projects from across Europe for a six-month fellowship on visions for an inclusive digital future. The Bertelsmann Stiftung and Superrr Lab have continued to work with four of the 12 projects – Algorithms of Late Capitalism, Banlieue du Turfu, […]

EUROPEAN AI FUND 2022 OPEN CALL

Artificial Intelligence and automated decision making are too often developed without consideration for the needs of the individuals and communities they affect. For a fair, inclusive and sustainable future, a wide range of voices must help decide what role AI should play in European societies. The European AI Fund works to make sure civil society […]

More knowledge, but still no clear standpoint – Germany’s evolving relationship with algorithms and AI

Algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly shaping our everyday lives. A new survey shows what the German public knows about these technologies, and what it thinks of them. A comparison of the recent results with those of 2018 and 2020 shows that while the awareness and acceptance of automated decision-making has grown in recent […]

Using algorithms to optimize the allocation of daycare slots

For many parents in Germany, securing a slot in a daycare facility for their child can be a difficult challenge. Some municipalities in Germany are using software to allocate slots more efficiently and equitably. Our food-for-thought paper outlines the potentials and success factors associated with this kind of common good-oriented use of algorithms.

“The New New”: Launch of 12 projects in a new European fellowship program

What do more inclusive and diverse digital visions of the future look like? Almost 300 project ideas from all over Europe applied for “The New New”-fellowship. During the last weeks the advisory board selected twelve projects from nine countries. These projects will receive coaching and financial support over six months to further professionalize their existing […]

„The New New”: Launch of a new fellowship for the development of just and inclusive digital futures

Now, more than ever, we need to ask ourselves: What visions for the future should guide our lives today? What role should digital innovation play in these visions? How can we ensure that algorithms, artificial intelligence and other technologies foster inclusion, diversity and cohesion? The New New fellowship, a six-month stipend offered by the Bertelsmann […]

Automating Society Report: Increased deployment of automated decision-making: Transparency, oversight and competence are still lacking

Over 100 use cases of automated decision-making systems in 16 European countries have been compiled by a research network for the 2020 edition of the Automating Society report by Bertelsmann Stiftung and AlgorithmWatch. The report shows: Even though algorithmic systems are increasingly being used by public administration and private companies, there is still a lack […]

AlgoRail in Slovenia: Legalization as an afterthought

Facial recognition software, an invasive Covid-19 tracing app, linking biometric data like fingerprints and DNA – the wish-list of the Slovenian police is long. At the nineth stop of our AlgoRail through Europe, Lenart J. Kučić reports how the police has continuously increased its power by overstepping its limits and having it legalized afterwards. When […]