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Skewed or Rescued?: The Emerging Theory of Algorithmic Fairness

Skewed or Rescued?: The Emerging Theory of Algorithmic Fairness

Opening Keynote Address by Cynthia Dwork

Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, the Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University present the Opening Keynote Address of the two-day conference, "Human Rights, Ethics and Artificial Intelligence: Challenges for the next 70 Years of the Universal Declaration"

Cynthia Dwork is the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard, the Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and an Affiliated Faculty Member at Harvard Law School.

"Skewed or Rescued?: The Emerging Theory of Algorithmic Fairness"

Intelligent systems, much like humans, have the ability to see and respond to the world around them. Using data in new ways to make more accurate predictions or enabling new services, these machines offer the hope of overcoming the limitations of our own decision-making. However, with this they bring questions about how we make decisions, the influence of bias in decision making and how experts can ensure that key values – such as fairness – are built into artificially intelligent systems. This talk will introduce the emerging theory of algorithmic fairness: how to use the tools of theoretical computer science to clarify -- and address -- the challenges experts face in ensuring that machines make objective decisions.

Event is free to the public and no ticket is required.


This event is supported by the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. In conjunction with the MIT Media Lab, the Initiative is developing activities, research, and tools to ensure that fast-advancing AI serves the public good. Learn more at /topics/ethics-and-governance-ai.

Past Event
Thursday, November 29, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET
Harvard Kennedy School, Taubmann 520 A, B, C
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 US

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