Seminar “Algorithmic inequality: Governance, representation and rights in Artificial Intelligence”

This experts seminar wants to promote analysis and discussion on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on governance and citizens’ rights, but also explore how to ensure a democratic AI system and the protection of equality and human rights in the digital sphere.

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
29 November 2023 - 11:00h
LOCATION: CIDOB, sala Jordi Maragall, Elisabets, 12, 08001 Barcelona
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB with the support of the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) of the European Commission project

Objective

Artificial Intelligence has penetrated in our societies increasingly making decisions about our daily lives. Algorithmic decision-making systems deployed in public administration are already automating governmental tasks or identifying profiles, challenging the legitimacy and even rationality of institutional decisions in a society governed by new centers of power.

The future of technology is intertwined with the future of democracy. Machine learning technologies and AI have raised complex questions about the trade-offs between freedom of expression, privacy, citizens safety, and even the nature of truth and authenticity.

This experts seminar wants to promote analysis and discussion on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on governance and citizens’ rights, but also explore how to ensure a democratic AI system and the protection of equality and human rights in the digital sphere.

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SPEAKERS

Inés Arco

Inés Arco

Researcher, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Carme Colomina

Carme Colomina

Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Marta Galceran

Marta Galceran

Research Fellow, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

José Luís Martí

José Luís Martí

Professor of Philosophy of Law and Politics, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF); member of the AI Advisory Council, Barcelona City Council

Pol Morillas

Pol Morillas

Director, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Hadrien Pouget

Hadrien Pouget

Associate Fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Alberto Quintavalla

Alberto Quintavalla

Assistant Professor, Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam

César Rosales

César Rosales

Technology and democracy Consultant for multilateral organizations; Director of ethics and rights, CIVICAI

Núria Tria Parareda

Núria Tria Parareda

PhD in Anthropology; Associate Professor, University of Barcelona (UB)

Alexandra Wudel

Alexandra Wudel

Co-Founder and Managing Director, FemAI – Center for Feminist Artificial Intelligence

Seminar “Algorithmic inequality: Governance, representation and rights in Artificial Intelligence” PERFORMED ACTIVITY

11:00h Welcome and goals of the dialogue

Pol Morillas, Director, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

11:10h AI ETHICS: Rethinking algorithmic governance

How can we have a responsible Artificial Intelligence?

How can Artificial Intelligence contribute to a political world that is not based on linear and deductive reasoning?

 

José Luís Martí, Professor of Philosophy of Law and Politics, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF); member of the AI ​​Advisory Council, Barcelona City Council

Hadrien Pouget, Associate Fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace  

Carme Colomina, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

César Rosales, Technology and democracy Consultant for multilateral organizations; Director of ethics and rights, CIVICAI

Moderated by:    Marta Galceran, Research Fellow, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

12:30h Open discussion with participants

13:00h Working lunch

14:15h AI AND RIGHTS: Preventing bias, digital hatred and inequalities

Algorithmic decisions perpetuate inequality and biases. It has been shown that AI-driven profiling and decision-making are biased against certain ethnic and minority groups. What it the real impact of algorithmic decision-making systems in gender rights and human rights? How can we ensure that these automated decisions will be fair and relevant?

 

Alexandra Wudel, Co-Founder and Managing Director, FemAI – Center for Feminist Artificial Intelligence

Alberto Quintavalla, Assistant Professor, Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam; Co-editor of “Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights” (Oxford University Press)

Núria Tria Parareda, PhD in Anthropology; Associate Professor, University of Barcelona (UB); Co-author of the research “Algorithmic ethics and gender perspective: from opacity to transparency” of the Ethos Chair at Ramon Llull University 

Moderated by:    Inés Arco, Researcher, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

15:30h Open discussion with participants

16:00h Conclusions

Carme Colomina, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)