GOAL (Governance of and by Algorithms) is an interdisciplinary project in the field of algorithms and AI, funded by the BMBF and managed by ITM and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) (https://www.itas.kit.edu/). Further partners are the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (http://aalab.informatik.uni-kl.de/), the University of Hamburg (https://www.inf.uni-hamburg.de/en/inst/ab/eit.html) and the Ruhr University of Bochum (https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/mak/index.html.de).
The subject of the project is governance by and through algorithms. On the one hand, it is investigated how the governance of risky algorithms can be designed. On the other hand, it is investigated how algorithms themselves perform governance functions and thus can become part of the governance for risk reduction of algorithms.
The focus is therefore on algorithms, their behavioral and regulatory effects, their social consequences and side effects, as well as on the corresponding need for action and options for designing comprehensive governance structures.
The project started in September 2019 and will run for 24 months.
For more information, please see the video by Yannick Borutta (ITM) at Youtube.
project website: https://goal-projekt.de