ReEnTrust team at AI@Oxford 2019

On 17-18 September 2019, ReEnTrust researchers have participated in the AI@Oxford conference, held at Oxford University’s Said Business School. AI@Oxford is an annual event organised by Oxford University Innovation to showcase the University and region’s research and innovation in this rapid innovating technology sector. This year the conference has been designed to be jointly co-located with the 100+ Brilliant Women in AI+Ethics Conference in Oxford, which the ReEnTrust team is also very actively involved in. The conference has been organised into…

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100+ Brilliant Women in AI + Ethics

On 16 September, 2019, over 100+ brilliant women working on AI and Ethics (https://www.orbit-rri.org/100-plus-women/) from different sectors gathered together in Oxford University’s Lady Margaret Hall for an inspiring day of discussing the growing power of AI and the responsible and ethical innovation principles that are much needed to govern the rising power of these technologies. Inspired by the list of 100 Brilliant Women in AI & Ethics published last autumn by Mia Dand of Lighthouse3 and pulled together by the Orbit project…

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ReEnTrust are recruiting for a research study about Algorithms and Explanations

How much do you trust the books or hotels that online platforms are recommending to you? Recommender systems help users find information items more efficiently. They are widely used in our daily life, for example, helping us find books (Amazon), music (Spotify) or hotels. However, these systems are facing increasing scrutiny in recent years, due to biases in the recommendations, such as books by particular authors or hotels of specific price ranges. As a result, users may be discriminated against…

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Purdue Policies for Progress

On May 20th the Purdue Policy Research Centre at Purdue University, held to “Policies for Progress” conference exploring ways to bring together policymakers, industry leaders, not-for-profits, and academics to bring their collective expertise to bear to address Wicked problems. Policies for Progress was the capstone event for the Breaking Through: Developing Multidisciplinary Solutions to Global Grand Challenges research project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Find more info about the project here. Experts from four multidisciplinary teams shared findings and results of…

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Landscape summary for CDEI: bias in algorithmic decision-making

  Publication of the landscape summary on “Bias in Algorithmic Decision-Making”, commissioned by the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) and produced by our own Michael Rovatsos, with contributions from Ansgar Koene and Brent Mittelstadt. The landscape summary report forms part of the CDEI’s reviews into online targeting and bias in algorithmic decision-making. These landscape summaries have informed the development of CDEI interim reports and will inform their ongoing work on the two reviews. This Landscape Summary draws together…

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ReEnTrust are recruiting 16-25 year olds for workshops in London

How does trust affect your experience of the Internet? We are running a series of 3 hour workshops to find out, and we want you to take part. If you regularly use the Internet to search for information, make bookings, or buy products, and are aged 16 to 25 years old, we invite you to come and share your views and experiences with us, as well as your suggestions for change in relation to trust when using the Internet. The…

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EuroDIG2019: Algorithmic Literacy

From June 18th to June 20th, ReEnTrust was please to participate in the annual European Dialog on Internet Governance conference (EuroDIG2019) with a education/demo session on Algorithmic Literacy. EuroDIG is the European regional version of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and provides an open multi-stakeholder platform to exchange views about the Internet and how it is governed. As with other Ingernet Governance fora, EuroDIG has in recent years started to include a large number of panels dealing with AI or…

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RightsCon2019 and launch of Bot Populi

RightsCon2019, the 2019 edition of the AccessNow organized annual international Human Rights in the Digital Age conference, took place in Tunis from June 11th to 14th. This year’s edition features a full track of presentations focusing on Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Algorithmic Accountability with presentations from a wide range of academic and civil society contributors, including Algorithm Watch, Marietje Schaake (MEP), the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights, colleagues from the Just Net Coalition, and many others. A summary of the…

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