Algorithms now play a central role in opinion formation. We talk to Prof. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann about the fears that are often expressed with regard to algorithm-based recommendation systems. What empirical evidence does research find for the filter bubble hypothesis? How personalised are algorithms? How do you actually research them? How should they be regulated? And: Do we need a special algorithm competence for users?
Prof. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann, professor at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen, is in conversation with Silke Offergeld (State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia) and Dr. Matthias Begenat from the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in the second episode of the CAISzeit podcast.
The results of Prof. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann’s research for reading:
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