Toward a fAIr Future: Algorithmic Responsibility in the New Machine Age - Dec. 1, 2022

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Algorithmic systems, often based on artificial intelligence, are increasingly being used globally by governments and companies to make or recommend decisions that have far-reaching effects on individuals, organizations, and society. While such systems hold the promise of making society more equitable, inclusive, and efficient, those results do not automatically flow from automation. Like decisions made by humans, machine-made ones can also fail to respect the rights of individuals and result in harmful discrimination and other negative effects.

Join a panel of ACM experts—Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Lorena Jaume-Palasi, Jeanna Matthews, and Alejandro Saucedo—moderated by Technology Policy Council Chair Jim Hendler on Thursday, December 1 from 3:00 – 4:30pm EST (8:00pm UTC) for a transatlantic deep dive into the Council’s brand new joint Statement on Principles for Responsible Algorithmic Systems and an exploration of the legal, ethical, and scientific implications of life in the new machine age.

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Panelist Bios

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Jim Hendler (moderator) – Chair of the ACM Technology Policy Council; Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences and Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York; Director, RPI-IBM Center on Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning and Semantics. (moderator) – Chair of the ACM global Technology Policy Council; Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences and Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York; Director, RPI-IBM Center on Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning and Semantics.

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Ricardo Baeza-Yates – Member of the ACM US Technology Policy Committee and ACM Fellow; Director of Research at the Institute for Experiential AI of Northeastern University (NU) and a member of the DATA Lab at the NU Khoury College of Computer Sciences.

 

 

 

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Lorena Jaume-Palasi – Founder of The Ethical Tech Society, Berlin; Member of the International Advisory Board of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology of the European Parliament (STOA); previously Executive Director of AlgorithmWatch.

 

 

 

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Jeanna Matthews – Member of the ACM global Technology Policy Council and US Technology Policy Committee and Co-Chair of USTPC’s Subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Accountability; full professor of computer science at Clarkson University; affiliate at Data and Society; Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) USA AI Policy Committee.

 

 

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Alejandro Saucedo – Member of the ACM Council and Europe Technology Policy Committee; Engineering Director for Machine Learning at Seldon Technologies Ltd.; Chief Scientist at The Institute for Ethical AI; Chair, Linux Foundation GPU Acceleration Technical Steering Committee.

 

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