AI and the biased society: Is Europe ready for an algorithmic world?

Digital Pathways Seminar Series
Online event
Open to the public
This event is free - register below to attend
May 2021

Our societies are marked by diverse and extensive biases and inequality that are unavoidably embedded in the data used to train machine learning. Algorithms trained on biased data will, without intervention, produce biased outcomes and increase the inequality experienced by historically disadvantaged groups. Professor Sandra Wachter of the Oxford Internet Institute draws upon her recent research to explore how we can build fairness into machine learning and what the role of law in this process is. Dapo Akande, Professor of Public International Law and co-director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, joins the discussion.

'New Frontiers of Digital Governance' is an online series by Digital Pathways at Oxford which explores cutting-edge research on the governance of digital technologies. The series brings together leading experts to discuss the real-world policy implications of their work, and provides an opportunity for audience engagement.

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