The European Comission has opened “a recruitment campaign” of experts in data science, algorithmic design and algorithmic auditing, among other matters, for the Joint Research Center (CCI) that is creating the European Algorithmic Transparency Center (CETA). The Joint Research Center (JRC), located in the Cartuja Science and Technology Park (PCT) and which will host this future Data centerhas opened a period for the presentation of candidacies until January 9, 223 for “recruit” fourteen professionalswith temporary contracts of up to a maximum of six years and with profiles related to scientific research, investigation of infractions and inspections, communication and community management, legal support and security.
In a press release sent to Europa Press, it is reported that “additionally, six national expert positions are also offered for public employees in any of the EU member states. The profiles sought are related to scientific research and investigation of infringements and inspections. The JRC “seeks” experts with experience in digital platformsdigital economy, Artificial Intelligence, data science, big data, algorithmic transparency and algorithm monitoring with a multidisciplinary perspective.
The Digital Services Law, which entered into force on November 16, calls for greater oversight of the algorithmic systems that are at the core of the online platform business. This includes, in particular, knowing how these platforms and search engines moderate content and how they propose information to their users, explains the European Commission. To support the implementation of these standards with high-level scientific and technical expertise, the Joint Research Center (JRC) will create the European Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CETA).
CETA will help the Commission to assess whether the functioning of the algorithmic systems that serve as the basis for digital services is “in line” with risk management obligations established by the Digital Services Law for online platforms. The head of the JRC’s Digital Economy Unit, Carlos Torrecilla Salinasexplains that «what we want is, ultimately, better understand how algorithmic systems work. These systems can make autonomous decisions about the content and search results to be displayed. We want to make sure that this decision-making process is transparent.”
“CETA is part of the strategy that the Commission has put in place to enforce the Digital Services Law, which empowers the Commission to have access to certain data from online platforms. Thanks to the team of experts that will work on CETA, we will be able to analyze that data, better understand it and ultimately better explain it to European citizens», Torrecilla Salinas has added.
The center It will have its main headquarters in Seville, but it will be a “multi-site” center staffed also in Brussels and at the JRC in Ispra, Italy, and will become a benchmark for the international community of investigators and auditors in the field, acting as a knowledge platform for licensed investigators to analyze data submitted on demand of the regulations.