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Saturday, June 10 • 15:15 - 16:15
Peeking into the Black Box: how journalists can investigate algorithms

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Automated decision making (ADM) systems, controlled by algorithms, determine whether we get a mortgage, a visa or are security-checked at airports. They determine which of our friends' posts we see on Facebook and what our Google search results look like. It's imperative for journalists to take greater responsibility in holding these systems accountable.

But how can we do it? We'll be discussing the issue with two reporters who broke the most important stories in this field in recent years, ProPublica's Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson.


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Matthias Spielkamp

Journalist, Algorithm Watch and iRights.international
Matthias is a journalist and entrepreneur in Berlin. In 2016, he co-founded Algorithm Watch, an advocacy organisation focused on algorithmic accountability. In 2004, he co-funded the online magazine iRights.info – about legal issues in the digital world, which in 2006 received the Grimme Online Award, Germany’s most prestigious award for online journalism. He now serves as its publisher. | Matthias is the founder and director of... Read More →

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Julia Angwin

Senior Reporter, ProPublica
Julia Angwin is an award-winning investigative journalist at the independent news organization ProPublica. From 2000 to 2013, she was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she led a privacy investigative team that was a Finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2011 and won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2010. Her book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, was published by Times Books in 2014. In 2003, she was on a team of reporters at The Wall Street Journal that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for coverage of corporate corruption. She is also the author of... Read More →
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Jeff Larson

Reporter, ProPublica
Jeff Larson is a news applications developer at ProPublica. He is a winner of the Livingston Award for the 2011 series Redistricting: How Powerful Interests are Drawing You Out of a Vote. ... Read More →

Saturday June 10, 2017 15:15 - 16:15

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