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August 2022

Staatliche Verantwortung beim Einsatz intransparenter Algorithmen [State Responsibility in the Use of Non-Transparent Algorithms]

At this Leibniz Media Lunch Talk we welcome Daniel Busche, research assistant at the Chair of Public Law at the University of Düsseldorf. In his presentation, he will talk about "Staatliche Verantwortung beim Einsatz intransparenter Algorithmen" [State Responsibility in the Use of Non-Transparent Algorithms].

Dr. Tobias Mast will provide the introduction. The lecture will be held in German. 


12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


If you would like to attend, please register by using this form. We will send you the log-in details for Zoom shortly before the event.

About the Talk

Complex algorithms are commonly perceived by the public as a non-transparent "black box". This perception gives rise to the fear that the sovereign use of algorithms is accompanied by a loss of human influence and that humans become mere objects of algorithmically controlled decisions. In contrast, this presentation shows that the importance of transparency even in the sovereign use of algorithms tends to be overestimated. Other technical possibilities should be considered in order to guarantee the reliable functioning of such algorithms. It should also be remembered that human decision-making as a standard of comparison is itself characterised by intransparency.

About our Guest

Daniel Busche studied law in Münster and Lisbon as a scholarship holder of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes – German Academic Scholarship Foundation. After successfully completing his first state examination at the Higher Regional Court of Hamm, he completed his legal traineeship at the German Embassy in Washington DC, at Noerr LLP in Düsseldorf and at the Federal Constitutional Court. He currently works as a research assistant at the Chair of Public Law (Professor Dr Lothar Michael) in Düsseldorf and supervises the accompanying course "Rechtsfragen der künstlichen Intelligenz" [Legal Issues of Artificial Intelligence]. He is also a member of the Heinrich Heine Center for Artificial Intelligence. His doctorate, which is about to be completed, is funded by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes – German Academic Scholarship Foundation and deals with questions of administrative automation at the interface of law and technology.


Infos zur Veranstaltung


via Zoom

Contact person

Dr. Wiebke Schoon
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Dr. Wiebke Schoon

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg
Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 50
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