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New NFR Research Project on Algorithmic Accountability

1st January, 2020. Author: Christian Fieseler

A new research project will look at how businesses, regulators and users should deal with algorithms that cannot be understood.

The research project ‘Algorithmic Accountability: Designing Governance for Responsible Digital Transformation’ sets out to create a framework that organizations, regulators and communities can use to take concrete steps towards accountable decision-making processes.

In order to do this, Professor Fieseler and colleagues will investigate how both organizations and stakeholders can shape and implement AI and algorithmic technologies in a way that is transparent, comprehensible and ultimately accountable.

The project has been awarded NOK 10 million from the Research Council of Norway and will run until the end of 2023. It is based at the BI Research Centre for Internet and Society. In addition to Professor Fieseler participants include Associate Professors Christoph Lutz and Alexander Buhmann, and Assistant Professor Eliane Bucher.

The project is being carried out in collaboration with the KIN Center for Digital Innovation at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) where Professor Marleen Huysman and Assistant Professors Mark Boons and Ella Hafermalz research organisational implementations of algorithmic accountability.

External partners are Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, the University of St. Gallen, the University of Surrey, the University of Groningen and the University of Leipzig.

For more information, please visit our project website: HERE.