Evidence to UK Parliament inquiries

Koene A. response to inquiry by Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence inquiry, Publication number: AIC0208, 11th October 2017.

McAuley D., Koene A., Perez E-V., Jirotka M., Patel M. & Webb H. response to Commons Science and Technology Committee “Algorithms in decision-making” inquiry, Publication number: ALG0049, 26th April 2017.

Koene A. response to Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee “Fake News” inquiry, Publication number: FNW0116, 19th April 2017.

Media Engagement

Perez E-V, E Bethan Davis & Jen Martin, “Logan Paul’s dead body video reinforces call for better child protection online“, in the Conversation on 8 January 2018.

RT UK Debate – Social media content Watchdog calls for new law to prosecute tech firms over illegal content – Dr Felix Jackson & Dr Ansgar Koene on 15 December 2017.

Koene A, “Machine gaydar: AI is reinforcing stereotypes that liberal societies are trying to get rid of“, in the Conversation on 13 September 2017,
[Reposted on Digital Leaders blog and Medium page on November 29th 2017]

Perez E-V & Koene A, “We asked young people what they want from the internet of the future – here’s what they said“, in the Conversation on 23 March 2017.
[Reposted on the Independent website on April 1st 2017 and on the Digital Leaders blog and Medium page on November 28th 2017]

Koene A, “Facebook’s algorithms give it more editorial responsibility – not less“, in the Conversation on 14 September 2016 and Business Insider UK on 15 September 2016.

Press Releases & mentions in the media

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence for Business Leaders – Should Anyone Care?“, in TechEmergence, on 9 December 2017.

YouTube, kids and Silicon Valley’s recurring algorithmic blind spot“, in WIRED, on 24 November 2017

IEEE and ACM Collaborations on ATA“, published in AI Matters: A Newsletter of ACM SIGAI, on 1 October 2017.

Keeping Bias From Creeping Into Code“, published in The Institute (The IEEE news source), on 12 September 2017.

News focus: Algorithms and ‘Schrödinger’s justice‘”, by Michael Cross in The Law Society Gazette, on 8 May 2017

“Online emancipation: Protecting users from algorithmic bias”, published in ScienceDaily , EurekaAlert, AlphaGalileo, on 6 October 2016.

 “UnBias: Emancipating users against algorithmic biases“, on PD&TN News & Blogs, on 2 September 2016.

UnBias project reports

WP4, “Summary report of the outcomes of the 2nd UnBias stakeholder workshop“, held on June 19th 2017. Report draft finalized November 27th 2017.
[redacted version pending forthcoming academic publication]

WP4, “Summary report of the outcomes of the 1st UnBias stakeholder workshop“, held on February 3rd 2017. Report draft finalized April 18th 2017.

Journal Papers

Angar Koene, “Algorithmic Bias: Addressing Growing Concerns“, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine Volume: 36, Issue: 2, June 2017.  [DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2017.2697080]

Ansgar Koene, Elvira Perez Vallejos, Helena Webb, Menisha Patel, Sofia Ceppi, Marina Jirotka and Derek McAuley, “Editorial responsibilities arising from personalization algorithms“, in Orbit, 05/06/2017 [presented at Ethicomp, June 2017]

Elvira Perez Vallejos, Ansgar Koene, Virginia Portillo, Liz Dowthwaite and Monica Cano, “Young people’s policy recommendations on algorithm fairness“, WebScience 2017
ACM 978-1-4503-4896-6/17/06. DOI:

Conference contributions


Koene A (2017) “Algorithmic Decision-Making: Fairness, Bias and the Role of Ethics Standards“, European Big Data Value Forum, November 21-23, Versailles, France

Portillo V, Perez E-V, Cano M, Dowthwaite L & Koene A (2017) “Algorithmic taste management: young people’s perspectives and recommendations“, ECREA Digital Democracy: Critical Perspectives in the Age of Big Data, November 10-11, Stockholm, Sweden.

Koene A, Perez E-V, Webb, H, Patel M (2017) “Human Agency on Algorithmic Systems”, AoIR2017, October 18-21, Tartu, Estonia. (presentation)

Pérez E, Koene A, Portillo V, Dowthwaite L, Cano M (2017) Young People’s Policy Recommendations on Algorithm Fairness. WebSci’17 June 25-28 Troy, NY, USA. (presentation)

Koene A, Pérez E, Webb H, Patel M, Ceppi S, Jirotka M & McAuley D (2017) Editorial Responsibility arising from personalisation algorithms. ETHICOMP, 4-8 June Turin, Italy (presentation)

Ansgar Koene, “User agency on social networks that are mediated by algorithms”, Danish Association for Science and Technology Studies (#DASTS16) Interpellating Future(s) The biennual Danish conference on STS, June 2-3, 2016 (presentation)


Koene A (2017) re-presentation of WebSci’17 poster at “The growing ubiquity of algorithms in society: implications, impacts and innovations” scientific meeting at the Royal Society, October 30-31, London, UK.

Koene A, Ceppi S, Webb H, Patel M, Pérez E, Lane G, Jirotka M & Rovatsos (2017) Algorithm Fairness in Online Information Systems Poster presented at WebSci’17, June 25-28 Troy, NY, USA.

Ansgar Koene, “A multi-stakeholder perspective on the regulation and design of algorithm fairness”, 4th Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law (TRILCon17), May 3, 2017 (poster)

Workshops & Roundtables

Koene A (2017) USACM Panel on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability, September 14, Washington DC, USA

Koene A, Pérez E, Webb H, Patel M & Ceppi S (2017) AMOIA –User trust, transparency, control and responsibility. Workshop presented at WebSci’17 June 25-28 Troy, NY, USA

Pérez E (2017) Disinformation and Discernment: New Skills to Protect Old Values. Roundtable at OEB MidSummit, 8-9 June Reykjavik, Iceland.

Koene A (2017) “Accountability and regulation of algorithms“, EuroDIG2017 Flash Session 02, June 6, Tallinn, Estonia.

Koene A, Webb H, Patel M, Dowthwaite L, Portillo V (2017), “An exploration of trust, transparency and bias in law enforcement and judicial decision support systems”, 4th Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law (TRILCon17), May 3, Winchester, UK.  (workshop presentation)

Koene A (2017) “Algorithms – A technical perspective: are they really a black box?” University of Strathclyde “Algorithms Workshop”, February 15th, Glasgow, UK. (workshop presentation)

Public Engagements

Ansgar Koene presentation at MozFest 2017, October 28th 2017.

Ansgar Koene Studium Generale presentation at TU Eindhoven, October 25th, 2017

Ansgar Koene presentation at the Nottingham Broadway cinema’s Explorers Fair Expo, February 11th, 2017.

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