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How can we develop software that is not only oriented towards business models, but also towards the common good, user interests, and media regulation? Coding Public Value (CPV) translates questions on media law, user orientation, and the integration of political and social stakeholders into approach...
The interdisciplinary basic research project examines the opportunities and limitations of algorithmic decision making systems by using the example of their use in criminal justice systems.
To what extent can algorithmic recommendation systems be part of the own journalistic activity of public service media providers and take the side of (or take the place of) journalistic selection and compilation of information? In a White Paper for the MDR (Central German Broadcasting), the main cha...
The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) commissioned the Hans-Bredow-Institut with a report on the topic of "Algorithms in Digital Media and Their Influence on Individual Opinion Formation of Users".
How can we better understand the inner workings of algorithms and their significance for us individually and as a society? The network Algorithmed Public Spheres invites international researchers from different fields to address this question.
This article aims to define the research field of "automated communication" more clearly and recommends that we should broaden our view in order to better understand the current changes in the media environment. Instead of focusing on human-machine interaction alone, social communication s...
Tobias Mast's article "Some Black Boxes are made of Flesh; Others are made of Silicon" appeared in issue 2/2023 of the journal Morals & Machines.
Automated decisions, especially those that work with AI, are accused of being opaque black boxes. In this article, Tobias Mast argues t...
In their article in new media & society, the authors examine how bots are regulated on 9 platforms and develop an analytical scheme to develop a generalisable normative framework for agent governance.
Makhortykh, Mykola; Urman, Aleksandra; Münch, Felix Victor; Heldt, Amélie; Dreye...
How does social media change opinion-forming and political engagement? How do politicians use social media? PD Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt addresses these questions in the newly published book "Zwischen Partizipationsversprechen und Algorithmenmacht. Wie soziale Medien politisches Handeln präge...
In the anthology "Arbeitswelt und KI 2030" [Working World and AI 2030], Johannes Schmees and Dr. Stephan Dreyer describe the current guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in administration and justice. They also offer cautious considerations on concerning the direction in...
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