Nathalie van Doorn

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Millions in funding allocated to research into ‘The Algorithmic Society’

In the framework of the Gravitation programme, the cabinet is awarding 21.3 million euros to the research project ‘The algorithmic society’, led by UvA University Professors Natali Helberger and Claes de Vreese. One of the focus points will be on the implications of the growing use of automated decision making and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The …

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Paddy Leerssen wins Faculty Prize for Best Publication

Paddy Leerssen won the UvA Law Faculty Prize for Best Publication 2020-2021. His winning article ‘The Soap Box as a Black Box’ examines the regulation of transparency in social media recommender systems in Europe. Taking a sociotechnical perspective on recommender systems, this article points to the limitations of disclosures about their algorithms, and argues for …

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AI, Media & Democracy lab receives more than 2 million euros for human oriented AI research

The AI, Media & Democracy Lab – a collaboration between the UvA (project leader), the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) – has been awarded a grant of 2.1 million euros as part of the Dutch Research Council’s (NWO) programme ‘Human-oriented AI for an …

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Keynote by Natali Helberger on Regulating Recommenders at RecSys 2021

Natali Helberger was one of the keynote speakers during the ACM Conference Series on Recommender Systems (RecSys) 2021, where she delivered a keynote on Regulating Recommenders. Recommenders are the power engines of the digital society. They order and unlock information online, manage our attention, make and break businesses and control the constant flow of information …

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Brahim Zarouali receives ‘Jonge Haan’ Award 2021

The Association for Advertising (Genootschap voor Reclame, GVR) has announced the winners for most valuable achievements in the marketing communication profession during the annual Hanen Dinner on October 4, 2021. Traditionally, three colleagues were nominated for the election of De Jonge Haan. During the Hanen Dinner, they had to present their motivation why they add …

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AI4Media’s workshop on “European AI Vision & Policy – The Future of European AI regulation”

This is the recording of AI4Media’s workshop on “European AI Vision & Policy – The Future of European AI regulation” that took place on September 14th, 2021. The objective of the workshop was to present the recent research advances achieved in the AI4Media project on this domain, allowing a better understanding of the legal, political …

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Research report on conditions for technological solutions in a COVID-19 exit strategy

Which legal, ethical and societal conditions need to be fulfilled for the use of digital solutions in managing the COVID-19 exit-strategy? This was the central question of this research that was commissioned by ZonMw, and conducted by the Institute for Information Law (IViR), the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) and Information, Communication & the …

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What if Google and Facebook decided to leave your country?

Large tech companies like Google and Facebook have significant power in the digital media landscapes of countries around the world, and it can sometimes be hard to imagine what online life would be like without them. This article is a contribution from the participants on a panel organised by the Amsterdam-based AI, Media and Democracy Lab which …

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2nd IViR “Science Fiction & Information Law” short story competition

Our colleagues from the Institute for Information Law (IViR) organise the 2nd call for short stories the IViR Science Fiction & Information Law story competition. From the many exciting contributions to our first call it became clear that science fiction is a source of inspiration for many information law scholars to reflect on the societal …

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