She will discuss different definitions of bias, and bias mitigation through so-called “fairness algorithms”. Drawing from practical examples, she will argue that the most fundamental question we are facing as researchers and practitioners, is not how to fix bias with new technical solutions, but whether we should be designing and deploying potentially harmful automated systems in the first place.
The Digital Humanism Initiative is an international collaboration seeking to build a community of scholars, policy makers, and industrial players who are focused on ensuring that technology development remain centered on human interests.
The panel will be moderated by Lynda Hardman (CWI – Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam and Utrecht University) and will include talks from Sally Wyatt (Maastricht University, The Netherlands), Jeanne Lenders (European Commission),, Judy Wajcman (London School of Economics | The Alan Turing Institute, UK), Erin Young (The Alan Turing Institute, UK).
For more details on the event check the lecture program.