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Tuesday, November 3 • 11:30 - 12:45
How to spot algorithms in the wild

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Algorithms rule our lives, some say. But how do we know? Many automated systems are hidden from public view due to "security", "privacy" or "intellectual property" concerns. Those that are visible are often black-boxes with no accountability. Based on a dozen investigations by AlgorithmWatch and others, this session will explain how to develop methods to spot algorithms, audit them and communicate your findings.

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Brigitte Alfter

director, Arena for Journalism in Europe
Brigitte Alfter is a senior German-Danish journalist and director for Arena for Journalism in Europe. Having practiced journalism for more than a decade on local, national and European level, she realised the need for cross-border collaborative journalism structures. She develops... Read More →

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Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Reporter, AlgorithmWatch
Nicolas Kayser-Bril is a French-German journalist and developer. At AlgorithmWatch, he keeps track of automated decision-making in the European Union. Before that, he was the head of Journalism++, an agency for data journalism that won the European Press Prize in 2015.

Tuesday November 3, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CET