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7 questions to Nicolas Kayser-Bril

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Nicolas Kayser-Bril (Algorithm Watch, Berlin) is journalist, author and trainer and will speak at the “Super-Scoring?” conference on 11 October about “Personal Scoring in the EU: Not quite Black Mirror yet, at least if you‘re rich” (here his essay as PDF). We asked him 7 questions about “super-scoring”. We take “super-scoring” to mean any accumulation […]

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Personal Scoring in the EU: Not quite Black Mirror yet, at least if you’re rich

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Journalist, author and trainer Nicolas Kayser-Bril will speak at the “Super-Scoring?” conference on 11 October about “Personal Scoring in the EU: Not quite Black Mirror yet, at least if you‘re rich”. The essay can be downloaded here as a PDF-File. By Nicolas Kayser-Bril In October 2016, the British dystopian TV series Black Mirror aired Nosedive. […]

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“Citizen Scoring in the EU – it happens at home, not only in China!”

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On May 7th Matthias Spielkamp (Founder and Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch) andKristina Penner (Executive Advisor, AlgorithmWatch) talked in a session of re:publica 2019 about “Citizen Scoring in the EU – it happens at home, not only in China!” Short thesis out of the program: “Several EU governments use automated decision-making systems to score citizens, either to […]

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Report: “Automating Society” in the EU

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At the end of January 2019 a report about „Automating Society – Taking Stock of Automated Decision-Making in the EU“ was published by AlgorithmWatch in cooperation with Bertelsmann Stiftung, supported by the Open Society Foundations. The report gives an overview about the political debates on aspects of automation in 12 member states of the EU: Belgium, […]

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Video loop from ABC TV on our website

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Many thanks to the Australian news portal ABC TV Foreign Correspondent, which gave us the permission to use the intriguing video loop from the website illustrating China’s Social Credit System: https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-18/china-social-credit-a-model-citizen-in-a-digital-dictatorship/10200278. Matthew Carney reports in the article “Leave no dark corner” the „social credit score“ by examples of everyday life. Photo: still from video loop […]

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Article: „The complicated truth about China’s social credit system“

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China’s social credit system is more complicated and in some ways worse than science-fiction-writer can think up, as Nicole Kobie stated. In her article „The complicated truth about China’s social credit system“, published by Wired on 21st January 2019, Kobie explains, that there is a difference between the official government systems and private, commercial systems. […]