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Styliani Kleanthous <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 09:48:52 +0200
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Apologies for cross-postings

We invite you to attend the second Seminar in a series of talks in
Fairness, Accountability, Transparency and Ethics in Algorithmic Systems,
organized by the Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency
<http://www.cycat.io/>.
This seminar will be given by Prof. Bettina Berendt, Technische Universität
Berlin, Germany.

“Deconstructing FAT: using memories to collectively explore implicit
assumptions, values and context in practices of debiasing and
discrimination-awareness ”

*Abstract: *This talk will report on the two workshops in which we used the
deconstructive-design method of ‘mind scripting’ for exploring hidden
assumptions and our own situatedness in research practices on fairness,
accountability and transparency. Research in fairness, accountability, and
transparency (FAT) in socio-technical systems needs to take into account
how practices of computing are entrenched with power relations in complex
and multi-layered ways. Trying to disentangle the way in which structural
discrimination and normative computational concepts and methods are
intertwined, this frequently raises the question of WHO are the actors that
shape technologies and research agendas -who gets to speak and to define
bias, (un)fairness, and discrimination? “Deconstructing FAT” was the topic
of two workshops, co-hosted with Doris Allhutter, that aimed at
complicating this question by asking how “we” as researchers in FAT (often
unknowingly) mobilize implicit assumptions, values and beliefs that reflect
our own embeddedness in power relations, our disciplinary ways of thinking,
and our historically, locally, and culturally-informed ways of solving
computational problems or approaching our research. To explore these
questions, we used the method of ‘mind scripting’, which is based in
theories of discourse, ideology, memory and affect and aims at
investigating hidden patterns of meaning making in written memories of the
panelists (Doris Allhutter, 2012. Mind Scripting: A Method for
Deconstructive Design. Science, Technology & Human Values 37(6), 684–707.)
I look forward to discussing lessons that we learned with you on the way to
learning about CyCAT and beyond!

Location: Online
Registration Link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cycat-november-seminar-ii-tickets-125153646927

*Please make sure you register before the deadline for receiving a link to
the seminar.  *Date and Time: 13/11/2020, 11:00 – 12:00 EET

*Bio.: *Bettina Berendt is Professor for Internet and Society at the
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Technische
Universität Berlin, Germany, Director of the Weizenbaum Institute for the
Networked Society, Germany, and guest professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. She
previously held positions as professor in the Artificial Intelligence group
(Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven) and in the Information
Systems group (School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu
Berlin). Her research centres on data science and critical data science,
including privacy/data protection, discrimination and fairness, and ethics
and AI, with a focus on textual and web-related data.

Hope to see you there,
Stella

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Styliani Kleanthous, Ph.D

CyCAT - Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency

Open University of Cyprus

Phone: 22411904

web: http://www.cycat.io

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/styliani-kleanthous/

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