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Tuesday, August 15 • 10:00 - 12:00
The edge of the next human kind revolution: How Algorithms and Big Data are shaping the human experience

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As a major part of the Internet and Technology phenomena, Algorithms and Big Data are shaping the human experience. People talk about Artificial Intelligence, this is the brain of it, this is were AI becomes conscious, make decisions, thinks, gets emotional or irrational, and we started to build it and now, it has started to build it-self. They are key elements in everyday life, like commuting to your work, finding what to eat or give you relevant results on an internet search engine, as well in deep institutional issues, like getting credit, security, law-enforcement, fake news, user's bubble of "relevant" information, censorship, intermediate responsibility, justice or the exercise of political rights. That means that society has to deal with algorithms and Big Data not only as technical solutions but as part of how we exercise our rights and shape the future society. How do these algorithms work? what issues or challenges do they bring? On the other, there is no agreement on what approach is more appropriate and fair to address this issue. What are the foundations of this approaches? What sort of incentives and dynamics they propose? Do we need a Governance model for Algorithms? The world has the challenge of creating a framework to analyze, debate and solve the problematics around the new role in society that algorithms and big data have. This workshop aims to give a framework for that debate, setting the state of the art and proposing interpretations and problematics for the Multi-stakeholder debate of the issue.

Tuesday August 15, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
  • timeSuggested 2 hours
  • skillsAndBackground None. The workshop will have the material and speakers to address any kind of speaker. Of course, people that have worked with algorithms, data analytics, technology impact in society, human rights or technology policy issues will be at a privilege place to acquire and debate a ver high end topic.
  • skillsAndBackgroundLevel None
  • suggestedProfile All of them
  • requirements As normal as it gets. A microphone and a screen to play slideshows, videos, audio, etc. It can be done even with less.
  • expectedOutcome This subject is very broad in the sense that depending on the participant background they will find a different application to it. Someone that is more involved with human rights would probably be more kin to work with programmers and techies to find out cases of problematic algorithm outcomes, while some more related to advocacy will probably want to discuss and move forward in finding the responsible for this problem and the way out of them. Government orientated will think regulation wise. Journalist thinking in their profession would like to know how their work is affected by learning machines and what can be done to improve the results or find, avoid or fix the problems it may present. Freedom of speech is one of the core issues, but is not remotely the only one. Almost every aspect of human life will be under the scope of self learning algorithm under the appearance of Artificial Intelligence, the "cloud", the "internet", the "phone", the "app", and now also transportation, internet of things and even power grids and other critical infrastructure.
  • Have you been in the Buenos Aire yes
  • Do you participate in any commun yes
  • Tell us which is the community t Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) from the U.N., the Internet Society (ISOC), Creative Commons Argentina, others

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