Publications

Quality Criteria for Algorithms – Lessons from Existing Compendia

What operations should algorithms be allowed to perform? What standards of quality should they be held to? For what purposes may they be used? Although they are deeply relevant for society, we have yet to reach a social consensus on these issues. A number of international organizations seek to answer these questions by formulating quality […]

Nine corrective responses to Algorithmic Decision-Making

Processes of algorithmic decision-making (ADM) now evaluate people in many areas of life. To take advantage of the opportunities ADM offers in the area of participation, one overall goal must be set when ADM processes are planned, designed and implemented: ensuring that participation actually increases. If this is not the case, the use of these […]

The digital public – How algorithmic processes influence social discourse

Essentially this paper answers three key questions relating to public communication and opinion in the digital age: 1. Media transformation: How is public discourse changing because of the new digital platforms through which many people now receive socially relevant information? When all age groups are considered, intermediaries driven by algorithmic processes, such as Google and […]

Calculating participation – How algorithmic processes impact opportunities to be part of society

Algorithms are increasingly making decisions with us, for us and about us – thereby giving rise to new questions about participation. This expert opinion makes a number of initial suggestions for structuring and classifying the participation-related issues stemming from algorithmic decision-making (ADM). In today’s digitized knowledge so-ciety, shaping technology is becoming a fundamental form of […]