Science and Technology Committee holds its first evidence session for its algorithms in decision-making inquiry. The topic was pitched to the Committee earlier this year by Sense About Science, as part of the Committee's "My Science Inquiry" initiative.
Tuesday 14 November 2017, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
- Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society
- Professor Nick Jennings, Royal Academy of Engineering
- Dr Adrian Weller, Turing Fellow, Alan Turing Institute
- Professor Louise Amoore, Durham University
- Silkie Carlo, Senior Advocacy Officer, Liberty
- Dr Sandra Wachter, Lawyer and Researcher in Data Ethics, AI, and Robotics, Oxford Internet Institute
- Dr Pavel Klimov, Chair, Law Society’s Technology and the Law Group
Purpose of the session
The first panel will examine both the current and future uses of algorithms in decision-making, as well as looking at algorithmic bias, and whether and how algorithmic decision-making can be conducted in a ‘transparent’ and ‘accountable’ way.
The second panel will consider some of the methods for providing oversight of algorithms, including the role of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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