GW4 Social Justice and AI Workshop

ART-AI student Damian Ziubroniewicz, is presenting "Debiasing machine learning algorithms." One of our academics, Dr Iulia Cioroianu is also chairing the afternoon session.

The GW4 Data Science Network is holding a workshop that aims to share the latest research and advances in AI and Social Justice.

The GW4 Data Science Network would like to invite you to participate in a workshop that aims to share methodological advances in AI and data science that are being deployed in government, policy, law enforcement and other areas that affect social justice in society. This event will have live presentations and provide networking opportunities for researchers interested in developing links with other GW4 partners.

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Introduction. Professor Kate Robson-Brown, Director of Jean Golding Institute, University of Bristol


Professor Lina Dencik, Co-Director of Data Justice Lab, Cardiff University. Beyond fairness: approaching social justice and AI 

Dr Arne Hintz ,Data Justice Lab, Cardiff University will be chairing this section:


Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Exeter. Data Justice in Mexico’s Multiveillant Society


Speed Networking


5 min comfort break


Dr Alison Powell, Director of Just AI network; Professor in Media and Communications at London School of Economics. Networking With Care: Exploring Data and AI Ethics research practices 


Damian Ziubroniewicz, PhD Student, ART-AI CDT, University of Bath. Debiasing machine learning algorithms


Tom Begley, R&D Lead, Faculty. Fairness in Machine Learning

10.55 -11.05:

Presenter Q&A – chaired by Dr Arne Hintz, Data Justice Lab, Cardiff University 


Intro by Dr Laszlo Horvath, Research Fellow at Exeter Q-Step Centre and Helen Snell, Artist in Resident, University of Exeter. Preview of Interactive Exhibit: ‘Tracked and Traced’, University of Exeter 

11.10 -11:25: 

Break (15 mins)

Dr Iulia Cioroianu, University of Bath will be chairing this section:

11.25 -11:35: 

Mike Hill, Avon and Somerset Police – title tbc

11.35 -11.45:

Professor Sylvie Delacroix, Professor in Ethics and Law and Turing Fellow, University of Birmingham.  Data Trusts as a bottom-up empowerment tool

11.45 -12.00:

Speed Networking

12:00 -12.15:

Lara MacDonald, Senior Policy Advisor, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation – CDEI Review into bias in algorithmic decision-making

12.15 -12.30:

Dr Marisela Gutierrez Lopez, Senior Research Associate and Professor Susan Halford, Head of Bristol Digital Futures Institute, University of Bristol.  Beyond Models and Data: explainable AI as relational practice


Presenter Q & A – chaired by Dr Iulia Cioroianu, University of Bath

Introduction by Prof Kate Robson Brown:

12:40- 12:50:

Sarah Halliwell, Research Development Associate, University of Bristol. Upcoming Funding Opportunities 

12:50 – 13.05:

Next steps/sharing of opportunities and close, Professor Kate Robson-Brown, Director of Jean Golding Institute, University of Bristol

Event Info

Date 20.04.2021
Start Time 9:15am
End Time 1:05pm

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