The second edition of “alGOVrithms.
The State of Play” is taking an in-depth look at the usage of Automated Decision Making in government-citizens relations in Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Poland. Research done were examining the existence of relevant legal frameworks, the practice of creating, implementing, and using of Automated Decision-Making processes on different levels of government, focusing on their transparency, accountability, and potential risks of discrimination. During this research, the authors of the report were also particularly interested in understanding how alGOVrithms (the term created by the research team to describe ADM systems used by central and local authorities) are being procured and who is involved in the process of their implementation.
The examples of alGOVrithms presented in the report are sorted by the purpose of their usage. We have identified the tools which support the process of allocating judges and other public officials to specific cases; to detect frauds and misuse of public funds; facilitating the administrative and procurement processes and granting allowances and other social benefits. We have also detected the examples of alGOVrithms especially designed to respond to the challenges connected with the COVID-19 pandemic. Among others, the reader will find descriptions of tools supporting authorities in controlling the observance of the quarantine, accuracy of spending of state aid by selected companies, or detecting risks of spreading contamination.
To access the report in English, please click HERE.
To access the policy recommendations in Albanian, please click HERE.
*The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe. The project is implemented by: Czechia (KohoVolit.eu) , Hungary (K-Monitor), Kosovo (Open Data Kosovo), North Macedonia (Metamorphosis Foundation), and Poland (Fundacja ePaństwo).