The Algorithms and Society Workshop organized by LSTS and Privacy Salon, supported by Open Society Foundations was a great success! It took place on Monday 10 December 2018 at the VUB. It attracted 40 participants from all over Europe including academics, civil society, journalists and practitioners to discuss the impact of algorithms on society. The workshop had the following aims:

  • To convene the community of researchers, civil society representatives, journalists and practitioners working on the impact of algorithms and algorithmic decision- making systems in Europe.
  • To understand what legal, social and ethical issues are at stake with regards to the use of algorithms and algorithmic decision-making systems in Europe.
  • To advance the discussion on the use of algorithms in the area of predictive policing and migration policy in particular.
  • To lay the foundation for the organisation of a larger event in 2019 which has the goal to create an interdisciplinary forum for European researchers and experts working on algorithms and automated decision-making.

A report of the event will be available soon. More information here.

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