Jan-Laurin Müller

Legal Studies, University of Bayreuth

Driven by progress in the fields of ‘Machine Learning’ and ‘Big Data’, so-called ‘Artificial Intelligence’ is increasingly making non-trivial decisions with significant impact on large parts of human life. However, media coverage and empirical research suggest that such ‘algorithmic decision making systems’ pose a significant potential for discrimination. This thesis examines whether the underpinning concepts, structures and principles of European non-discrimination law developed for human discrimination in the ‘analog society’ are suitable for addressing such ‘algorithmic discrimination’ in the ‘digital society’.