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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