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SEMINAR on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights: Utopia or Reality?

3 June 2020 9:30 - 4 June 2020 13:30

On June 3rd and 4th we invite you to Espai Societat Oberta for an ONLINE discussion dedicated to Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights.



Artificial intelligence is being used in many areas of our lives with still unpredictable consequences. Nowadays, there are algorithms fed by large databases making decisions autonomously. The automation of decisions can be a great benefit because it allows certain decisions to be delegated, but what happens when an algorithm is racist or sexist? How and who ensures that these mathematical systems are not discriminating against groups and at-risk population?

These are urgent questions to deal with and debate publicly within the social sector. This is why we invite you to an online conference with professionals in the technological and human rights field.

Wednesday 3rd June

9:30 to 10h Welcome & Instructions

10 to 10.45h What does Marta Peirano think about automated discrimination? Moderator: Carlos Delclós

10.45 to 12.15h Artificial intelligence and social justice, where are we?

  • Algorithmic transparency: the case of the social bond. Eva Belmonte from Fundación CIVIO
  • How to incorporate technology in the defence of Human Rights? Adriana Ribas from Amnesty International
  • Tell me who you’re with and I’ll tell you how I’ll cure you. Cesar Nebot, expert in Artificial Intelligence and healing
  • Observatory of Algorithms with Social Impact (OASI): Sara Suárez, Eticas Research and Consulting

12:15 to 12:30h Break

12:30 to 13.30h Artificial intelligence in public administration: regulation and non-discrimination

  • Lluís Torrents, Innovation in the Social Rights Area of Barcelona City Council
  • Cyntia Menezes, lawyer specialized in digital law at Font Advocats

Moderator: Karma Peiró, journalist specialized in technology

13:30 a 13:45 Visual recapitulation day 1 and preparation for the next day

Thurdsay 4th June

9.30 to 9.45h Welcome and recap from previous day

9.45 to 11.15h Predicting the future: predictive tools and segmented societies

  • Juan José López Ossorio, head of the Studies area of the Coordination and Studies Cabinet at the SES (Secretary of State for Security)
  • Gemma Galdón, expert in technological social impact and Eticas Foundation’s president
  • Andrés García Berrio, expert lawyer in civil and political rights at IRÍDIA
  • Jorge Morell, head of Legaltechies consultancy and expert in predictive justice

Moderator: Cristina Goñi, Regional Advocacy Manager at Open Society Initiative for Europe

11.15 to 11.45h Break

11.45 to 13h How to strengthen the participation of civil society in the design of automated decision systems?

Collective reflection with open mic to share initiatives.
Moderator: Pepa Martínez, Director of La Fede – Organitzacions per la Justícia Global

13 -13.15 Conclusions, evaluation and next steps

**Registration is closed**

If you have any questions, please contact us at societat.oberta@opensocietyfoundations.org



3 June 2020 9:30
4 June 2020 13:30
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Espai Societat Oberta
C/ Sant Eusebi 29-31
Barcelona, 08006 Espanya