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Ben Wagner: Fairness, Accountability and Transparency at FAT 2020 in Barcelona

Many colleagues at the Lab are interested in topics of Fairness, Accountability and Transparency. For those doing a PhD in this area, I can highly recommend the doctoral consortium of the ACM FAT 2020 conference in Barcelona: https://fatconference.org/2020/callfordc.html I’ve been lucky enough to chair Track 4 on Practice and Experience and it’s already obvious that the …
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Die heimliche und die unheimliche Seite von KI: Alexa, was machst du da mit mir?

Teddybären alles erzählen, ist okay. Digitalen Sprachassistenten alles erzählen, ist riskant, aber nahezu unausweichlich. Und das ist ein Problem. Ein Essay. VON ESTHER GÖRNEMANN Wer einen Sprachassistenten in seine Wohnung einlädt, beginnt oft spielerisch mit Scherzfragen, seinen neuen digitalen Mitbewohner kennenzulernen. „Alexa, bin ich schön? Was hältst du von Siri? Hast du Hunger?“ Mit der Zeit …
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Sarah Spiekermann on netzpolitik.org: Can Ethics be standardized?

Prof. Dr. Sarah Spiekermann, chair of the Institute for Information Systems and Society at WU Vienna, gave an interview for the podcast netzpolitik.org on the question: “Can Ethics be standardized?” She was talking about the work on her new book Digitale Ethik, which aims to provide process standards for ethical design. A major focus of …