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Algorithms 101 Series of Webinars

Join us for a full series of <A+> Algorithms 101 webinars

policymakers, technologists & activists in conversation

In October, November & December, Women At The Table & <A+> Alliance will facilitate a series of webinars on important questions in AI:

  • One hour + fifteen minute Deep dives on the sidelines of multilateral fora each dealing with a critical topic: data, governance, social protection, procurement, norms
  • Conversations with 6 regional partners on what is happening in AI in                                        Asia, Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean, Andean Region & Southern Cone, Brazil, Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa
  • culminating on 10 December Human Rights Day. 

We will investigate

  • The explosion of new technologies and the data revolution -- what happens next. 
  • How a human rights framework could and should be used to ensure inclusion and gender equality in algorithms we create
  • Why and where  algorithms can be gender and race biased
  •  Practical tools and solutions that can be used to mitigate and proactively correct for real life gender, race, and class biases in AI
  •  What a feminist vision for an inclusive digital future looks like

October 20. 16:00-17:15 CET / 10:00- 11:15 EST


on sidelines of the UN Data Forum

Where does traditional data collection go wrong? From a feminist point of view, what would inclusive data collection look like Before, During, After data is gathered? What would be a methodology to create this? How can governments (and other actors) ensure / facilitate ?

with special guests:

  • Nuria Oliver Commissioner for the President of the Valencian Region in Spain on AI and Data Science against COVID-19, Co-Founder and Vice-President of ELLIS, the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems
  • Lauren Klein, co-author, Data Feminism 
  • Emily Courey-Pryor, Executive Director, Data2x
  • Katie Clancy, Networked Economies, International Development Research Centre, Canada
Register here for the Webinar on Zoom!

3 November. 16:00-17:15 CET / 10:00- 11:15 EST


on the sidelines of the Internet Governance Forum

What are the most current technical and design approaches to unbiasing algorithms? What methodologies and environments are needed to mitigate bias? What would algorithms or Automated Decision-Making systems that actively correct for bias (rather than only mitigate bias) look like?

with special guests:

Nyalleng Moorosi, Google AI

Paola Villarreal, National Council Science & Development, Mexico

Elisa Celis, Yale University

and other to be announced

Register here for the Webinar on Zoom!

17 November. 16:00-17:15 CET / 10:00- 11:15 EST


on the sidelines of the Business & Human Rights Forum

How can private and public sector AI be leveraged to ensure AI and ADM are unbiased? How can procurement be used to incentivise inclusion and influence of feminists in the conception, budgeting, design, deployment, and monitoring of AI & ADM systems?

1 December. 16:00-17:15 CET / 10:00- 11:15 EST


Impacts of Algorithms & Automated Decision Making in every corner of the globe

How is bias mitigated or amplified by underlying social protection assumptions, or development aid assumptions in AI / Automated Decision-Making systems? What would an Automated Decision-Making social protection system look like if designed with a feminist perspective ?

with special guests:

Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

David Kelleher, Gender at Work

and others to be announced.

Regional Convenings

29 October

5, 12, 19, 26 November, 3 December

What's happening in AI in the region. The risks, the gaps, the potential wins

Where can a series of affirmative actions can be created and propelled forward?

6 inclusive multilingual, time-zone-appropriate conversations

with AI, digital rights, and feminist partners each speaking directly with and to their region.

As we connect the dots between regions and sectors beginning on Human Rights Day and continuing throughout 2021.

Conversations taking place in

  • México, Centroamérica y El Caribe
  • Región Andina y Cono Sur 
  • Brasil 
  • Anglophone Africa 
  • L'Afrique francophone
  • Asia

Super Human Rights Day Session

10 December.

AI for Democracy & Human Rights

on the occasion of Human Rights Day

Super Session with our <A+> Alliance Regional Partners and Advisory Board

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