Policy project: Registry of AI Systems Used by the German Public Sector

The use of AI systems for public services can have benefits, but also come with risks, including the use of 'snake oil' systems, or systems that infringe on citizen rights. This problem is important for both public authorities and affected societal groups; Both of which might lack knowledge about which AI systems are in use and what risks and biases they may have. This is why there are calls for a transparency registry and deployment of standards in this regards, including in the proposed AI act. Germany can take a lead in this area by formulating and implementing such a registry already.  

Hadi Asghari is a senior researcher at the AI & Society Lab at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. His research focuses on safeguarding values and causal inference in AI systems. Hadi holds an interdisciplinary PhD degree in information security economics, from TU Delft Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management, where he also worked as an assistant professor between 2017 and 2020. He is on the program committee of interdisciplinary conferences such as ACM FAccT (fairness, accountability, and transparency in socio-technical systems),  and has in addition to academic papers, coauthored policy reports on related topics for the Dutch Government. Prior to his research career, he worked as a software engineer and entrepreneur in Tehran. 

(July 2022)

Hadi Ashgari



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