The project is a collaboration between researchers from:
- HORIZON Digital Economy Research at the University of Nottingham
- Human Centred Computing Group at the, University of Oxford
- The Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications (CISA) at the University of Edinburgh
Starting in September 2016 the EPSRC funded project “UnBias: Emancipating Users Against Algorithmic Biases for a Trusted Digital Economy” is looking at the user experience of algorithm driven internet services and the process of algorithm design. A large part of this work are user group studies to understand the concerns and perspectives of citizens. UnBias aims to provide policy recommendations, ethical guidelines and a ‘fairness toolkit’ co-produced with young people and other stakeholders that will include educational materials and resources to support youth understanding about online environments as well as raise awareness among online providers about the concerns and rights of young internet users. The project is relevant for young people as well as society as a whole to ensure trust and transparency are not missing from the internet.