The Fairness Toolkit has been developed for UnBias by Giles Lane and his team at Proboscis, with the input of young people and stakeholders. It is one of our project outputs aiming to promote awareness and stimulate a public civic dialogue about how algorithms shape online experiences and to reflect on possible changes to address issues of online unfairness. The tools are not just for critical thinking, but for civic thinking – supporting a more collective approach to imagining the future as a contrast to the individual atomising effect that such technologies often cause.
The toolkit contains the following elements:
2. Awareness Cards
5. Value Perception Worksheets
All components of Toolkit are freely available to download and print from our site under Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
Download the complete UnBias Fairness Toolkit (zip archive 18Mb)
Demonstrations of the toolkit will be given at the V&A Digital Design weekend, London September 22nd.
UnBias, Proboscis, Horizon Digital Economy Institute (University of Nottingham), University of Oxford & University of Edinburgh*
The Raphael Cartoons, Room 48a Drop-in from 12.00-16.00
How do you feel about fake news, filter bubbles, unfair or discriminatory search results and other types of online bias? How are decisions made online? What types of personal data do you share with online companies and services? Do you trust them? Explore these through a range of activities, from Being the Algorithm to Creating a Data Garden, and from Public Voting to making a TrustScape of how you feel about these issues.
Suitable for families.
UnBias Fairness Toolkit Educators Workshop, Giles Lane (Proboscis) & Alex Murdoch* Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre for arts education Saturday 22, 11.30-13.30
Algorithms, bias, trust and fairness: how do you engage young people is understanding and discussing these issues? How do you stimulate critical thinking skills to analyse decision-making in online and automated systems? Explore practical ideas for using the UnBias Fairness Toolkit with young people to frame conversations about how we want our future internet to be fair and free for all.
UnBias Fairness Toolkit Industry Stakeholders Workshop, Giles Lane (Proboscis) & Alex Murdoch* Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre for arts education Saturday 22, 14.30-16.30
The UnBias project is initiating a “public civic dialogue” on trust, fairness and bias in algorithmic systems. This session is for people in the tech industry, activists, researchers, policymakers and regulators to explore how the Fairness Toolkit can inform them about young people’s and others’ perceptions of these issues, and how it can facilitate their responses as contributions to the dialogue.