Carla Hustedt

Carla Hustedt leads the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s “Ethics of Algorithms” project.  She has previously worked in a public affairs consulting firm for various international clients in the digital industry, as an office manager for a Berlin Member of Parliament and founded the German-Ghanaian human rights organization “Boa Nnipa”. She holds a Master in Public Administration from the London School of Economics, with a focus on behavioral economics and e-governance, and a Master in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance. She is particularly proud of her first job: formatting floppy disks in her father’s laptop shop.

Photocredit: Kai Uwe Oesterhelweg

Latest posts

„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 […]

From principles to practice: How can we make AI ethics measurable?

Discussions about the societal consequences of algorithmic decision-making systems are omnipresent. A growing number of guidelines for the ethical development of so-called artificial intelligence (AI) have been put forward by stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, and the scientific and policymaking spheres. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Algo.Rules are among this body of proposals. However, it […]

Algo.Rules – How do we get the ethics into the code?

Algorithmic systems are being implemented in a growing number of areas and are being used to make decisions that have a profound impact on our lives. It is up to us to ensure that these systems are designed for the benefit of society. We believe that the design and use of algorithmic systems must follow certain rules, […]