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Algorithm Fairness Label

Algorithm Fairness Label is a research into how design can be used to deal with algorithmic bias based on communication. It was initiated as a reaction to the increasing social problem caused by automated decision-making processes. We developed three approaches for this purpose:

1. We designed an understandable and simple presentation of the issue. The debate about algorithmic systems should not be restricted to expert groups, but change to a public discussion. The consumer needs to be told about the ethical impact of algorithms.

2. We developed five communication guidelines to provide orientation on how to deal with algorithmic bias. It is more important to understand the consequences of algorithms than the decision making process itself. 

3. We created the concept of a seal of approval in order to reveal unethically operating algorithms. We have to develop a strategy where not the companies, but an objective institution can decide if ethical rules are appropriate.

To learn more about the project please visit our website algorithmfairnesslabel.com. It is a collaboration of designer Daniela Schneider and me.