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Role of Algorithms – the Parliamentary Science & Technology Committee should be concerned

Dr Stephanie Mathisen of Sense about Science gave evidence to the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee this morning 1st February 2017 advising transparency for algorithms that make decisions so that decisions and the process that arrived at them can be tested. She also touched on the lack of information to understand the scale and scope that algorithms are currently and proposed to be used by Government agencies and contractors.

The UnBias Project is holding a meeting on Friday in London where chapter participants will be present.… Read more ...

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Invitation to participate on role of algorithms in mediating access to information

Invitation to join the UnBias project stakeholder panel

ISOC UK participants interested in the increasing role of algorithms in mediating access to information are invited to join the UnBias project stakeholder panel.

The UnBias project [http://unbias.wp.horizon.ac.uk] aims to develop recommendations for the regulation, design and education related to the role of algorithms in mediating access to information (e.g. search engines, recommender systems).

As part of our project we are running a series of online and offline stakeholder engagement activities.… Read more ...