Algo­rithms in every­day life — A dis­trict tour through Berlin

The iRights.Lab works on educating consumers about algorithmic procedures

In a new project, funded by the Senate Department for Justice, Consumer Protection and Anti-Discrimination Berlin, we will take a look at algorithmic processes in everyday life in various events. Together with the citizens of Berlin, we discuss the opportunities and risks in the context of consumer protection.

Many points of con­tact with algo­rith­mic deci­sion sys­tems in every­day con­sumer life are often not even aware of them. Whether scrolling through mes­sen­ger mes­sages and social media, book­ing trav­el online or shop­ping on the Inter­net — increas­ing­ly, intel­li­gent sys­tems are work­ing in the back­ground, learn­ing from our data tracks. 

For con­sumers* these process­es are not always trans­par­ent or con­clu­sive. With this project, we want to make a con­tri­bu­tion to show­ing in a gen­er­al­ly under­stand­able way where and how we encounter algo­rithms and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence in every­day life and what they mean. In events in almost all dis­tricts of Berlin, we there­fore invite peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in ana­log and dig­i­tal dia­logues in which algo­rith­mic process­es in every­day life are explained in a topic- and tar­get-group-spe­cif­ic man­ner and then dis­cussed in direct talks with consumers.

All infor­ma­tion about the project can be found here.

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