Looking behind the code
AI Forensics is a European non-profit that investigates influential and opaque algorithms. We hold major technology platforms accountable by conducting independent and high-profile technical investigations to uncover and expose the harms caused by their algorithms.
WE ARE DIGITAL DETECTIVES
We have been developing our own auditing tools since 2016 (previously as Tracking Exposed). We release them as free software to empower the research community, and strengthen the AI audit ecosystem. Our infrastructure has supported dozens of research projects and audits across multiple platforms, leading to tangible impact in tech regulation and strategic litigations.
Our innovative data-driven methodology provides journalists, researchers, and policymakers with timely evidence of systematic violations of users' interests and digital rights, particularly for minority groups and communities that are often overlooked in the design of technology.
At AI Forensics, we look behind the code so that we know the algorithm better than it knows us.
SHINE LIGHT ON ALGORITHMIC INJUSTICES
Our mission is to promote transparency and accountability in the realm of influential algorithms. We aim to uncover and challenge algorithmic biases and harms to increase power and agency for the many, not the few.
DEVELOP TOOLS FOR ALGORITHMIC AUDITING
Our audits are always data-driven, but the data we need is typically not made available by the platforms. Our tools allow us to mimic user behaviors, and collect behavioral data on the algorithm, using methods such as sock-pupetting, scraping or user data donation. These adversarial approaches allow us to be fully independent from the platforms, and guarantee the integrity of our data.
Analyse & interprete
We design our methodologies and make sense of the data collected through the socio-technical expertise of our transdisciplinary team and in partnership with other civil society organizations with complementary expertise.
EXPOSE VIOLATIONS AND INFORM REGULATION
We turn our investigations into insights and actionable recommendations to inform and support policy, advocacy and regulation. We mobilize our large network of journalists and generate high-profile press in order to raise awareness. We regularly provide expertise through congressional testimonies, academic conferences, and other public forums.