On Wednesday May 15th, Claes and Natali officially launched the new Research Priority Area (RPA) Human(e) AI. The goal of this RPA is to study the legal, ethical and societal consequences of AI and automated decision-making. Natali gave an overview presentation to introduce the RPA to the broad public, after which Claes entered a panel discussion on the role of AI in society (see image).
The whole launch event can be watched through this link
Judith was invited by the Swiss Media commission (EMEK) to present research on algorithmic news selection and public values during a public expert consultation in Bern on May 8th. She spoke about the relationship between algorithmic design and concerns about diversity and fragmentation.
On Thursday February 14th, Natali and Judith organized an expert workshop about media diversity policy options in data-driven media markets. They first introduced their report about filter bubbles in the Netherlands they have written for the Dutch media authority (Comissariaat voor de Media), and then discussed implications with European media and market regulators.
The report will be published publicly soon!
At the CPDC conference (30/01 – 01/01), Team Personalised was involved in two panels. The first one was named “DATA IS (POLITICAL) POWER!” and was organised by IViR & ASCoR. Natali Helberger was the chair of the panel, and Tom Dobber the moderator. The panel focused on i) understanding the concept and implications of social platforms, ii) examining if, and why the political power of social platforms is problematic, and iii) exploring the role of law and policy in providing necessary checks-and-balances.
To view the entire panel discussion, click here.
The second panel was titled “Influence or Manipulation? What protections in the digital world?”, with Judith Möller as one of the members. The goal of this panel was to discuss in a multidisciplinary way the issues raised by online manipulation, including topics as nudging, manipulation based on exploitation of human biases, prevention tools to reduce manipulation, the role of the media in this context, and many more.
This panel debate is also fully available. To watch it, click here (with Judith’s talk at min. 39:00).
Science fiction and information law have more in common than meets the eye. This inspired the Institute for Information Law (UvA) to organize the ‘Science Fiction & Information Law Writing Competition’ for the very first time. Many authors from all over the globe submitted a story for this competition. At this event, the nominated science fiction stories will be discussed by information law scholars, who will reflect on the possible normative ramification, what the role of law is to promote or rather prevent such a future, or how law in such a future would look like.
The event will take place on February 22nd, from 5.00-6.30 PM. Click here to register.