A new seminar series will stimulate debate on issues that will shape the future of ‘data-led’ innovation.
The Controversies in the Data Society seminars will take place weekly, discussing a range of issues including data’s impact on surveillance, justice, AI at work and fake news.
Controversies in the Data Society
Mondays 11:10 – 13:00, 1 George Square (Neuroscience), G.8 Gaddum LT (except Thursday 15 February, LT1, 7 Bristo Square)
On 5 February, Professors Chris Dibben and Burkhard Schafer will explore whether anonymity will still be possible with our highly linked data systems.
Professor Jonathan Crook and Dr James Stewart will shed light on economic exclusion in the data society on 26 February.
Propaganda, social media and “Fake News” in contemporary politics will be under the spotlight on 19 March.
Building Bridges Series
The new Edinburgh Futures Institute programme is part of the Building Bridges Series, which aims to build connections between various disciplines and external parties.
It will forge new relationships by drawing on the existent wealth of activities that the University already offers, and provide support to help them break new ground in their endeavours.
A seminar series of the Edinburgh Futures Institute in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation.
In this series of research-led seminars, leading researchers from across the university of Edinburgh will stimulate debate on issues that will shape the future ‘data-led’ innovation, from surveillance to AI at work and ‘fake news’.
Mondays 11:10-1300 | 1 George Square (Neuroscience), G.8 Gaddum LT
*Except Thursday 15 February | LT1, 7 Bristo Square
|What’s the problem with AlgorithmsProf Stuart Anderson, Dr James Stewart
|Consent? Are we breaking the limits of health data governanceDr Claudia Pagliari, Dr Cate Heeney
|The future of anonymity in highly linked data systemsProf Chris Dibden, Prof Burkhard Schafer
|What a picture reveals and hides: The use and misuse of data visualisationProf Paulo Quattrone, Dr Benjamin Bach
|More problems with algorithms, and how to make them legibleDr Ewa Luger, Prof Lilian Edwards
|The Data Poor: Economic exclusion in the data societyProf Jonathan Crook, Dr James Stewart
|Data, surveillance, values and resistanceProf Sian Bâyne, Ben Collier | Discussant : Prof Charles Raab
|Algorithmic Justice: controversies in policing and sentencingDr Richard Jones, Prof Burkhard Schafer | Discussant : Prof Charles Raab
|Propaganda, social media and “Fake News” in contemporary politicsProf Laura Cram, Dr Robin Hill, Clare Llewellyn, Dr Rachael Craufurd Smith
|Developing a common research programmeMapping the Controversies in the Data Society