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No Harm Done? – Unmasking the Algorithm

Unmasking the Algorithm

  • In Person

  • 04/10/2023

  • Duration: 2 hrs

Date

04/10/2023

Time

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM BST

Type

In Person

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Description:

In a world where algorithms increasingly shape our decisions, how can we apply ideas from the humanities to avoid these systems becoming decision-making ‘black boxes’ – and ensure people are held to account when things go wrong?

At our first event, three experts from the worlds of academia, design and business gave lightning talks that looked beyond the code and examined the ethical and design underpinnings of AI, followed by an open discussion.

Speakers included:

  • Dr Lachlan Urquhart, Senior Lecturer in Technology Law and Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Edinburgh
  • Catriona Melton, Senior Associate – Intellectual Property & Technology, DLA Piper
  • Neil Collman, Design Director, Nile