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

3 June 9:00 - 19:30

On June 3rd we invite you to Espai Societat Oberta for an all-day 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 all-day conference with professionals in the technological and human rights field on March 12th.

9 to 9:30h Welcome & Coffee

9:30 to 10:30h 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

Moderator: Noemi Fernandez, Federation of Roma Associations of Catalonia (FAGIC)

12:15 to 12:45h Break

12:45 to 14:15h 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

14:30 to 15:45h Lunch Break by DIOMCOOP cooperative

16h to 17:30h 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)
  • Alba Molina, expert in technological social impact at Eticas Foundation
  • 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

17:30 to 18h Break

18 to 19:30h 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

Limited seats! You can make the pre-registration through this form and in a few days we will confirm your registration.

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



3 June
9:00 - 19:30
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Espai Societat Oberta
C/ Sant Eusebi 29-31
Barcelona, 08006 Espanya