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Algorithmic Accountability and Human Rights

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HRBDT Project


Please join the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project

for a panel discussion on

"Algorithmic Accountability and Human Rights"

26 March 2019

6.30 pm, The Royal Society, London

with panel members

Dr Lina Dencik (Co-Director Data Justice Lab)
Professor Lorna McGregor (Director HRBDT Project)
Petra Molnar (University of Toronto)
Dr Daragh Murray (Deputy Work Stream Lead, HRBDT Project)

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Please arrive from 6.15 pm for a 6.30 pm start
Panel disussion 6.30 pm - 7.30pm
Audience questions 7.30 pm - 7.45 pm
Followed by a drinks and canapés reception until 8.30 pm

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is essential.

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Artificial intelligence and other forms of algorithmic decision-making exert significant influence over nearly all aspects of modern life, but our understanding of both the impact of these technologies and how to regulate them is only developing. This event will discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on different areas of life, with a particular focus on data justice and immigration decisions. A new proposal for algorithmic accountability developed by the Human Rights, Big Data & Technology project will then be presented, discussing how human rights can provide an overall framework through which to address accountability across the full algorithmic life cycle, while also incorporating existing technological solutions.

Speaker biographies:

Dr Lina Dencik is Reader at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC). Her research concerns the interplay between media developments and social and political change, with a particular focus on resistance. In recent years, she has moved into the areas of digital surveillance and the politics of data and she is Co-Founder of the Data Justice Lab. Lina has written several articles and books, most recently, Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society (with Arne Hintz and Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Polity Press 2018). Her current project, funded by an ERC Starting Grant, is ‘Data Justice: Understanding datafication in relation to social justice’ (DATAJUSTICE).

Lorna McGregor is a Professor of International Human Rights Law in the Law School and Director of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. She is the PI and Director of the ESRC Human Rights, Big Data and Technology (HRBDT) project. Lorna is a Co-Chair of the International Law Association's Study Group on Individual Responsibility in International Law and a Contributing Editor of EJIL Talk!. She has held positions as a Commissioner of the British Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015 - 2019), a trustee of the AIRE Centre and was one of the founding co-chairs of the European Society of International Law's Interest Group on Human Rights. Prior to becoming an academic, Lorna worked for REDRESS, the International Bar Association, and the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Sri Lanka.

Petra Molnar is a human rights and refugee lawyer and researcher at the International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She is the co-author of the report "Bots at the Gate: A Human Rights Analysis of Automated Decision-Making in Canada's Immigration and Refugee System." Petra is currently based at the University of Cambridge researching how new technologies used in migration management are impacting human rights.

Dr Daragh Murray is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law & Human Rights Centre, University of Essex and Deputy Lead of the surveillance work stream within the Human rights, Big Data & Technology Project. HRBDT work focuses on the utilisation of advanced technology by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and the resultant rights impact. He is Director of the Human Rights Centre Clinic’s Digital Verification Unit and is part of the Open Source Research For Rights Project, which is conducting research into the utilisation of open source technologies for human rights monitoring and documentation. His principal research interests address issues to do with conflict and counter-terrorism, the utilisation of technology, and the co-application of international human rights law and the law of armed conflict.

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