UnBias

Proboscis was a partner in the UnBias: Emancipating Users Against Algorithmic Biases for a Trusted Digital Economy project led by Horizon Digital Economy Institute at University of Nottingham, the Human Centred Computing research group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.

The project looked at the user experience of algorithm driven internet services and the process of algorithm design. A large part of this work was user group studies to understand the concerns and perspectives of citizens. UnBias aimed 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.

Proboscis led the co-design of the UnBias Fairness Toolkit – which was launched at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Digital Design Weekend in September 2018.

Team: Giles Lane & Alice Angus (Proboscis) with Alex Murdoch.

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Funded by EPSRC (EP/N02785X/1) under the Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security (TIPS) call.

Begun 2016 | Completed 2018