AlgoRail

AlgoRail: Is France neglecting health by improving health data access?

In March 2019, the establishment of a ‘Health Data Hub’ was adopted by the French National Assembly to allow AI projects to easily access health-related data. At the fifth stop of our AlgoRail through Europe, Nicolas Kayser-Bril takes us back 200 years when France first started collecting health information of its citizens, because of a wide-spread epidemic. In […]

AlgoRail: Staying in the UK despite Brexit – with the help of a mobile App

EU citizens can obtain permissions to stay in the UK via a mobile app. The partly automated checking has allowed for quick processing of the first 3 million applications. At the fourth stop of our AlgoRail through Europe, Hugo Barbieux explains the app’s functionality and the reasons why both some young and old users’ despair over the app. Pablo Duro is a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University. A few months ago, he received the “Pre-Settled” status, […]

AlgoRail: Belgium’s quest for fairness in school enrollments 

In the Flemish part of Belgium, camping became an icon of injustice. Parents slept in front of top schools in order to be the first in line to enroll their kids. This unnerving and unfair practice was stopped when the government introduced an algorithmic system to allocate school places. At the third stop of our AlgoRail through […]

AlgoRail: On the trail of algorithms

Summer has finally arrived, but the Corona pandemic has already put a damper on many people’s holiday plans. That’s why we want to go on a journey in our new blog series “AlgoRail” – all over Europe and always on the trail of algorithmic systems. Where are algorithmic systems already in use in other countries? […]