SotA Report: Peer-review methodology
The European Commission has tasked us to put together a detailed presentation of the key issues identified in the academic literature concerning algorithmic decision-making, and to index policy and regulatory approaches, industry and civil society-led initiatives. Our first go at the report is now available and we seek your support! We are collecting feedback on this version of the report until 4th February 2019.
In line with the algoaware objectives and methodology, we are dedicated to engaging the vibrant and diverse community of parties interested in designing the future of algorithmic decision-making – and we rely on your expertise. We aim at carrying out a broad engagement and consultation process, to make sure our report informs the European Commission’s policy processes with accurate evidence and balanced set of views and perspectives over what the ‘state of the art’ and the key issues which deserve policy attention.
To achieve this, we are launching an extensive and open peer-review process for our State-of-the-Art report. We have prepared several mechanisms forming this peer-review process:
Open crowd-sourced feedback – be the human in the loop!
Through a button on the State-of-the-Art publication page, we are inviting open crowd-sourcing of feedback on all sections of the report by any and all interested parties. Open to everybody, online comments on each section of the report can be made via a MetaPDF interface. You can provide comments (anonymously as a guest or through a Google account) and view and engage with comments from other users or simply write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Targeted peer-review consultation
In parallel, we will continue conducting interviews, in particular with authors whose work is included in the dynamic bibliography and other prominent thought-leaders across academia, industry, civil society and policy-making identified through an extensive stakeholder prioritisation exercise.
Furthermore, we will present the report to the Commission, host remote focus groups with industry, civil society and academia, and present the report at a series of events and conferences in the field.
The consultation phase will run until 4th February 2019.
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