november, 2019

19nov5:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedEdgeryders Festival : Workshop on Inequalities in the age of AI, what they are, how they work and what we can do about themDiscover, learn and build strategic partnerships with others in Brussels Event Organized By: Edgeryders Event Type :Meetup,Workshops Event TagsAI,Ethics,IA,Inequalities

Event Details

Are certain technologies more likely to lead to an outcome of increased justice than others?
The Forum on inequalities and diversity 3 – a coalition between civil society organizations and researchers headed by Fabrizio Barca, former Minister of Treasury in Italy – recently released a report called 15 proposals for justice. The report gives prominence to the consequences of technical innovation on inequalities and justice.

Globally, increasing inequalities have generated widespread injustice. Fear, resentment, and anger have escalated among the more vulnerable sections of society, giving rise to an authoritarian dynamic. We propose that this state of affairs is not inevitable; it is, rather, the result of a U-turn in policy and culture that has taken place over the last 30 years.

This evening event convenes policymakers and academics and technologists to look in more depth at the issue of how equality and justice are encoded in technological choices.

We are going to look at the main technologies being developed in the Next Generation Internet debate and explore how AI and Internet Infrastructure impact on indicators of equality and justice. Putting in the same room technologists, economists and social scientists should allow for a more holistic perspective.

Hopefully, we can provide some material to the European Parliament and European Commission that will shape the governance of and investment in a Next Generation Internet that sets the conditions for improved social justice and equality.

Help Co-Create the event by participating on the Edgeryder platform :

AI. Lot’s of talk about it.

Some people are adamant it is going to break the world.

Others are excited that it is going to fix everything and free us from the drudgery of stuff we don’t want to do.

Me? I don’t know. But I want to make sense of it. Which is why I put together this workshop.

If you want to participate in a grown up, pragmatic discussion between people who actually know what they are talking about.

Fabrizio Barca – Founder, Forum on Inequalities and diversity I Ex General Director , Italian Ministry of Economy & Finance.

Seda F. Gürses – Assistant Professor in the Department of Multi-Actor Systems at TU Delft at the Faculty of Technology Policy and Management. Studies conceptions of privacy and surveillance in online social networks, requirements engineering, privacy enhancing technologies and identity management systems

Kate Sim – Phd researcher at Oxford Internet Institute: employs employs ethnographically-informed methods to uncover how gendered assumptions and values are encoded in emerging data/AI-driven systems.

Marco Manca – Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors at SCimPulse Foundation. Member of Nato Working group on Meaningful Human Control over AI-based systems

Justin Nogarede – Digital Policy Adviser , Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

And if you want to be looking at this topic based on real cases that we have prepared with the experts invited.

November 19, in Brussels. 18:00 – 21:00

Info & Registration: https://register.edgeryders.eu

AGENDA  

17:30 – 17:50 Pick up Badge + Workshop Kit

18:00 – 18:30 Opening Session:

  • 10 Min: Introductions

  • 5   Min: Presentation  (Nadia E.N, Edgeryders)

  • 5   Min: Presentation (Justin Nogarede, FEPS), About political stuff and AI, focus on fact that people feel not part of digital Transition, Introduction of speakers,

  • 5 Min: Description of agenda

18:30 – 19:30 Fishbowls

Group 1: Elements of upcoming ‘AI’ rules; and whether they will be sufficient.Question: What rules do we need? Is it sufficient if automated decision-making systems are transparent, accountable and do not reproduce/exacerbate existing inequalities? How do you do that? EC will likely focus on transparency and information rights, risk-differentiation, external audits, and design standards. Is that enough? What the (alternatives to) indicators for evaluation?

  • Marca Manca: Member of Nato Working group on Meaningful Human Control over AI-based systems. Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors at SCimPulse Foundation.

  • Seda F. Gürses: Assistant Professor in the Department of Multi-Actor Systems at TU Delft at the Faculty of Technology Policy and Management.

  • Alberto Cottica: Edgeryders Research Director & Founder of Science Fiction Economocs Lab. Data scientist and Economist.

  • Justin Nogarede: Digital Policy Adviser , Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

  • … And You!

Group 2: How can civil society and citizens have agency in this process? Question: How can civil society and citizens have influence and control, both over the policy-process, but more broadly, over these autonomous decision-making technologies? What do they need to be equipped with? And what funds are needed and where?

  • Fabrizio Barca: Founder, Forum on Inequalities and diversity I Former General Director, Italian Ministry of Economy & Finance.

  • Kate J Sim: Phd researcher at Oxford Internet Institute. employs employs ethnographically-informed methods to uncover how gendered assumptions and values are encoded in emerging data/AI-driven systems.

  • Huge Asgeirsson: Founder of Participio, a development lab within Edgeryders to build experimental software and methodology for decentralized organizations and co-created culture.Member of Edgeryders Board of Directors.

  • Liliana Carrillo: Computer science engineer with a masters diploma in artificial intelligence, distributed systems and business, and background in education and social work.

  • … And You!

19:30 – 20:30 Standing Dinner

20:30 – 21:20 Closing Reflections

  • 5 minutes: Summary from smaller group conversations

  • 40 Minutes: Moderated open floor discussion

  • 5 Minutes: Next steps after event & how you can participate.

 

21:30  – Drinks + Music, Venue t.b.c

Time

(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

DigitYser

Boulevard d'Anvers 40

Organizer

Edgeryders

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