Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2051568
Sist endret: 27. februar 2020, 16:12

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2051568
Sist endret: 27. februar 2020, 16:12
Prosjekt

Algorithmic Accountability: Designing Governance for Responsible Digital Transformations

prosjektleder

Christian Fieseler
ved Institutt for kommunikasjon og kultur ved Handelshøyskolen BI

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Handelshøyskolen BI

Finansiering

  • TotalbudsjettNOK 9.999.000
  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 299178

Tidsramme

Aktivt
Start: 1. desember 2019 Slutt: 1. oktober 2023

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Algorithmic Accountability: Designing Governance for Responsible Digital Transformations

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

The central objective of this project is to offer a business ethics perspective
on how social, commercial, and political actors on both a local and global
scale can ensure accountability in algorithmic decision-making processes.
This project will combine a variety of methods across academic disciplines,
comparing different contexts and sectors. By doing so, the project aims at
tackling issues associated with algorithmic opacity such as lack of recourse
on the user side, bias, and discrimination. To this end, the project shall
conduct a multi-method and multi-stakeholder investigation to develop a
comprehensive framework of the affordances, responsibilities, and outcomes
of algorithmic decision-making.

Building on ongoing international discussions, and in continuation
of the team's previous work within the SAMANSVAR framework on
fair labor on platforms and the gig economy, we want to address the
socioeconomic effects of increasing adoption of artificial intelligence,
algorithmic management, and smart automated systems, whereby increasing
productivity gains for organisations are met with concerns about whether
the speed of implementation can be matched with necessary levels of
accountability and oversight.

Our research shall result in an unifying framework for algorithmic
accountability for algorithmic management which shall serve as a basis for
organizations, regulators, and social communities to take actionable steps
towards ensuring accountable algorithmic decision-making processes.

To this end, we will first draw a framework for accountable algorithmic
decision-making grounded in the literature on legitimacy, participation,
and inclusion. Second, we will systematically collect, map, and compare
varying notions of algorithmic agency. Here, we will set a particular emphasis
on the importance of a ?co-constitution? of algorithmic agency between
organizations and stakeholders. Third, we will develop actionable guidance
towards creating accountable algorithmic decision-making, based on
both explainable programming and comprehensible communication of
decision-making rationales and data sources.

As a practical deliverable, we shall create a normative model for
evaluating accountability in algorithmic decision-making processes,
examining to what extent the algorithms are transparent, provide proper
dispute channels, and enable public oversight. Finally, we will develop a
user-friendly accountability enhancing tool, the ?Framework for Algorithmic
Accountability?. The framework will be tested on real-world settings of
algorithmic decision-making processes and can be utilised by researchers,
activists or lay Internet users to challenge algorithmic systems.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder
Aktiv cristin-person

Christian Fieseler

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for kommunikasjon og kultur ved Handelshøyskolen BI
Aktiv cristin-person

Christoph Lutz

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for kommunikasjon og kultur ved Handelshøyskolen BI

Eliane Bucher

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for kommunikasjon og kultur ved Handelshøyskolen BI

Alexander Buhmann

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for kommunikasjon og kultur ved Handelshøyskolen BI
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