Copenhagen Workshop on Algorithmic Fairness

Jannik Zeiser presented his paper, “Should We Believe the Algorithm? Fairness, Epistemic Responsibility, and Moral Encroachment“, at the Copenhagen Workshop on Algorithmic Fairness, on 13 November 2020.

News Contributions on Current Legal Developments

Jan Horstmann has published two news articles (in German) concerning a ruling of the Rechtbank Den Haag regarding a system involving automated profiling for the detection of illicit receipt of social benefits (ZD-Aktuell 2020, 07047) and a proposal for a local law in New York City regulating the use of automated employment decision tools (ZD-Aktuell 2020, 07141).

BIAS Team Member Wins Young Scholars Award

Jointly with Stefan Wallaschek, BIAS member Philippe van Basshuysen has won the Young Scholars Award 2020, awarded by the PPE Institute for Social and Institutional Change (ISIC) at Witten/Herdecke University.

New Corona Project within BIAS
IPhil (WG A) has received additional funding for research on the ethics of policy making in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Description: During the course of the pandemic, measures that would normally be unthinkable in liberal democracies, such as lockdowns, curfews, bans on free assembly, and digital contact tracing, have been implemented in many countries. The aim of this project is to investigate what kind of measures are justifiable in the exceptional circumstances of a pandemic. In this investigation, we focus in particular on digital contact tracing, weighing the efficacy of various configurations, and their possible implications for, among other things, privacy violations.

Team: Mathias Frisch (PI), Philippe van Basshuysen, Lucie White

First BIAS Workshop
The BIAS team (Bodo Rosenhahn and Eirini Ntoutsi) are organizing the “Bias and Fairness in AI” Workshop, co-located with ECMLPKDD 2020, Ghent, Belgium, on 14-18 September, 2020. Dietmar Hübner acts as one of the keynote speakers in this workshop.

Kick-Off Event “Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future”
Dietmar Hübner presented the BIAS project in the Kick-off Event of “Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future”, a symposium that took place in Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover, on 7-8 November, 2019.

Master’s Seminar “Philosophy and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence”
Philippe van Basshuysen offered a Master’s Seminar, “Philosophy and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence”, at the Institute of Philosophy of Leibniz University Hannover during Winter Term 2019/20. Please visit the Institute of Philosophy for all the interesting courses currently on offer!