UnBias was an EPSRC funded project seeking to emancipate users against algorithmic biases for a trusted digital economy. The project comprised of four work packages, one of which was Nottingham-led and focused on running ‘Youth Juries’ with young people aged 13-17 years of age. Youth Juries discussed and debated issues around algorithmic biases, and put forward recommendations for how they would like to see the internet changed to be more age appropriate.
We recently had two papers published from our youth jury work. This included a paper that was published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society “… They don’t really listen to people”: Young people’s concerns and recommendations for improving online experiences”
Another paper, relating to the methods used in the youth juries, was recently published in PLoS ONE
Alongside these recent publications, we were invited to be external reviewers for a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology POSTNOTE on Online safety education for children.
In addition to the publications and reviews, we have also been disseminating the work of UnBias by delivering talks and presentations. Details for these talks are given below:
Based on the work coming out of the UnBias project, Ansgar was offered a position as AI Regulatory Advisor at EY Global.
More updates to follow.Tags: algorithms, youth juries