The Dutch child benefits scandal showed the devastation that algorithms can cause, which is why the Netherlands government wants to ensure that citizens can keep control of their digital lives and trust the digital world.
Alexandra van Huffelen, state secretary for digitisation, has written to the House of Representatives that it is essential to have algorithms on the market that respect human rights. According to van Huffelen, this applies not only to the algorithms of companies, but also to the applications of government, which, in her view, has an exemplary role.
Pascal Wiggers, an associate professor in responsible AI at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, deals with the question of how to design ethically and socially responsible AI. He researches how to make AI responsible by examining algorithms, by developing responsible AI solutions and by giving developers tools to build responsible algorithms.