[FoME] AI TRAPS: Automating Discrimination, June 14-15 - Berlin

stephen kovats kovats at openculture.agency
Di Jun 11 18:25:13 CEST 2019

Dear FoME friends in Berlin,

I would like to draw your attention to AI TRAPS: Automating Discrimination, on June 14-15, an event forming part of series of critical contemporary media / culture events, initiated by Tatiana Bazzichelli of the Berlin based Disruption Network Lab:

AI TRAPS is a close look at how AI & algorithms reinforce prejudices and biases of its human creators and societies, and how to fight discrimination.

Studio 1
Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997, Berlin.


# Friday, June 14 - 2019

16:00: Intro
16:15-17:30 - PANEL
THE TRACKED & THE INVISIBLE: From Biometric Surveillance to Diversity in Data Science

Adam Harvey (Artist and Researcher, US/DE), Sophie Searcy (Senior Data Scientist at Metis, US). Moderated by Adriana Groh (Head of Program Management, Prototype Fund, DE).

17:45-19:00 - PANEL
AI FOR THE PEOPLE: AI Bias, Ethics & The Common Good

Maya Indira Ganesh (Research coordinator, AI & Media Philosophy KIM Research Group, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design; PhD candidate, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, IN/DE), Slava Jankin (Professor of Data Science and Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance, UK/DE). Moderated by Nicole Shephard (Researcher on Gender, Technology and Politics of Data, UK/DE).

19:15-20:45 - KEYNOTE
WHAT IS A FEMINIST AI? Possible Feminisms, Possible Internets

Charlotte Webb (Co-founder, Feminist Internet & Even Consultancy, UK). Moderated by Lieke Ploeger (Community Director, Disruption Network Lab, NL/DE).

# Saturday, June 15 - 2019

15:30-16:30 - INVESTIGATION

Crofton Black (Researcher, Journalist & Writer, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, UK). Moderated by Daniel Eriksson (Head of Technology, Transparency International, SE/DE).

16:45-18:15 - KEYNOTE
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN THE AGE OF AI: The Future of Civil Rights in the United States

Mutale Nkonde (Tech Policy Advisor and Fellow at Data & Society Research Institute, US). Moderated by Rhianna Ilube (Writer, Curator and Host at The Advocacy Academy, UK/DE)

18:30-20:30 - PANEL
ON THE POLITICS OF AI: Fighting Injustice & Automatic Supremacism

Os Keyes (Ada Lovelace Fellow, Human-Centred Design & Engineering, University of Washington, US), Dia Kayyali (Leader of the Tech & Advocacy program at WITNESS, SY/US/DE), Dan McQuillan (Lecturer in Creative & Social Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK). Moderated by Tatiana Bazzichelli (Founding Director, Disruption Network Lab, IT/DE).


A Comic Essay on Artificial Intelligence by Julia Schneider and Lena Kadriye Ziyal.

Location: Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997,
Curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli. In cooperation with: Transparency International.

In collaboration with: Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), r0g agency. Communication Partners: Sinnwerkstatt, Furtherfield. Media partners: taz, die tageszeitung, Exberliner.

Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Capital Cultural Fund of Berlin), Reva and David Logan Foundation (grant provided by NEO Philanthropy), Checkpoint Charlie Foundation. Supported [in part] by a grant from the Open Society Initiative for Europe within the Open Society Foundations. In partnership with: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

-- Tatiana Bazzichelli // Artistic Director Disruption Network Lab 
http://disruptionlab.org Twitter: @disruptberlin // @t_bazz --

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