In this edition, Tech Solidarity NL will discuss transparency in machine learning systems. As learnt in one of the earlier editions on GDPR/AVG, transparency and control on personal data are key concepts in the regulations.
These might however be hard to implement. Various experts have expressed concerns about the applicabilty of these regulations to AI and about the impact of these systems on decision making.
So what can we contribute as techworkers?
Maaike Harbers will be joining for setting the stage with an interview and conversation.
Maaike Harbers is a research professor in Artificial Intelligence & Society at Knowledge Center Creating 010, and a senior lecturer at the Creative Media and Game Technologies program, both at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Her work focuses on artificial intelligence, ethics and design. She studies how designers can create interactive, intelligent technology in a responsible way by accounting for the ethical implications of their concepts during design time. She received a PhD from Utrecht University in 2011 on the topic of Explainable Artificial Intelligence.
Afterwards we will discuss the topics addressed in groups and share insights, before we have some drinks.
Tech Solidarity NL is a grassroots community of tech workers in the Netherlands advancing the design and development of more just and egalitarian technology.
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