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AlgorithmWatch is a non-profit research and advocacy organisation, funded by private foundations and donations by individuals. Our mission is to evaluate and shed light on algorithmic decision-making processes that have a relevant impact on individuals and society, meaning they are used either to predict or prescribe human action or to make decisions automatically. We analyse the effects of algorithmic decision-making processes on human behaviour, point out ethical conflicts and explain the characteristics and effects of complex algorithmic decision-making processes to a general public. AlgorithmWatch serves as a platform linking experts from different cultures and disciplines focused on the study of algorithmic decision-making processes and their social impact; and in order to maximise the benefits of algorithmic decision-making processes for society, we assist in developing ideas and strategies to achieve intelligibility of these processes – with a mix of technologies, regulation, and suitable oversight institutions.

AlgorithmWatch is funded by the research program "Mensch-Technik-Interaktion für digitale Souveränität" with the project DataSkop. Together with the German Informatics Society (GI), AlgorithmWatch also coordinates the Digital Autonomy Hub.

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