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Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Are Algorithms Fair? Discussion from the Gender Perspective


Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 7 p.m – 9 p.m.


In person at the Evangelische Akademie Frankfurt
or via Zoom (With the option for interaction)
or on YouTube (No option for interaction)


Evangelische Akademie Frankfurt

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Who should banks approve for a loan? Who has good chances on the job market? Self-learning algorithms don’t just determine which advertisements we see on social media – they’re also increasingly being used to evaluate people and made predictions. There are applications for both the private sector and in public administration. But what algorithms show us is the result of statistical correlations – far from being neutral, they reflect and reproduce existing inequalities. With reference to current areas of applications, the speakers at this event will shed light on the connections between algorithms and biases, especially with regard to gender, and will discuss possible solutions.


  • Wiebke Fröhlich Öffentliches Recht, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
  • Dr. Bianca Prietl Gesellschaftliche Auswirkungen von Digitalisierung, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
  • Prof. Dr. RyLee Hühne Fachbereich Informatik und Naturwissenschaften, Fachhochschule Südwestfalen
  • Moderation: Vera Linß Journalistin, Deutschlandradio und ARD-Hörfunk

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