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Opening the Black Box

With the resort to facial recognition technology and algorithms by governments and the private sector, big data and the “artificial” intelligence required to process that data are being deployed without any real accountability. What can journalists and their allies do to investigate these opaque new technologies, and how can we support them?

This is a DAY-2 Main Stage event. Visit our registration page for more information on how to attend.

17 November 2020 – DAY 2 - Opening the Black Box

17:30–17:45
Eyal Weizman: Presentation
17:45–18:00
Jack Poulson: Presentation
18:00–19:00
Panel Discussion

April Glaser

April Glaser is part of NBC News’ tech investigations team. She covers robots, drones, artificial intelligence and other smart machines

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist and journalist. He is the author of many books, most recently Radicalized and Walkaway, science fiction for adults, In Real Life, a graphic novel; Information Doesn't Want To Be Free, a book about earning a living in the Internet age, and Homeland, a YA sequel to Little Brother.

Eyal Weizman

Eyal Weizman is an architect, professor of spatial and visual cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2010 he set up the research agency Forensic Architecture (FA) and in 2007 he set up, with Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour/Palestine.

Jack Poulson

Dr. Jack Poulson is the Executive Director of tech accountability nonprofit Tech Inquiry. He completed his PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics at UT Austin in 2012 before serving as an Assistant Professor of Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech then as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics as Stanford University.

Tim Maughan

Tim Maughan is an author and journalist using both fiction and non-fiction to explore issues around cities, class, culture, technology, and the future. His work regularly appears on the BBC, New Scientist, and Vice/Motherboard.
  • 17 November 2020 17.30–19.00
Location: Main Stage - Online
Panel
Data
Freedom of Information
Investigation
Open Source
Privacy
Technology
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