Public event

Responsible use of algorithms in the public sector

What governance mechanisms are needed for the responsible adoption of algorithmic decision-making systems in the public sector?

In November 2020, the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI), an independent advisory body to the UK Government on the governance of data-driven technologies, published a Review into Bias in Algorithmic Decision Making. The review recommends steps that the UK Government, sectoral regulators, and organisations should take to address the risks and harms caused by algorithmic decision-making systems. 

Please join the Hertie School Centre for Digital Governance, the British Embassy in Berlin, and the CDEI for a presentation and panel discussion of the review’s recommendations on what role the public sector can play in tackling harms caused by algorithmic systems, including guidance to sectoral regulators and mandatory transparency mandates for public sector adoption of algorithmic systems. The panel will discuss the state of play in Germany and transferability of the review’s recommendations to Germany and beyond.

Panel discussion with:

  • Joanna Bryson, Professor of Ethics and Technology
  • Julia Gundlach, Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Lara Macdonald, Senior Policy Advisor, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
  • Judith Peterka, German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Roger Taylor, Chair of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
  • Frances Wood, Regional Director Science & Innovation Network, British Embassy in Berlin