Speakers

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2019 Speakers


On Data and Exploitation

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Katarzyna Szymielewicz

@szymielewicz

Katarzyna Szymielewicz is a lawyer and activist specializing in human rights and technology. She is Co-Founder and President of Panoptykon Foundation, a Polish NGO defending human rights in today’s surveillance society.


The Algorithmic Gaze

Algorithms spread bias at gigabit speeds. What does this mean for society? And who can fix it?

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Guillaume Chaslot

@gchaslot

Founder of AlgoTransparency, former software engineer at Google/YouTube, and Mozilla Fellow

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Cansu Canca

@ccansu

Founder and Director, AI Ethics Lab


Great Code, Great Responsibility

How do we fix the internet? Teach the next generation of coders ethics right alongside computer science

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Kathy Pham

@kathytpham

Computer scientist and Mozilla Fellow co-leading the Responsible Computer Science Challenge. Kathy teaches Product Management and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School, co-leads the Ethical Tech Working Group at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center, and founded the Ethical Tech Collective.

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Bitange Ndemo

@bantigito

ICT Specialist and Associate Professor at the University of Nairobi


Who Wants to Be a Rebel?

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Marietje Schaake

@MarietjeSchaake

Marietje Schaake has been named Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center’s international policy director, as well as international policy fellow at the University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (starting November 1). 

Between 2009 and 2019, Marietje served as a Member of European Parliament for the Dutch liberal democratic party where she focussed on trade, foreign affairs and technology policies. Marietje regularly speaks at conferences and in international media. She is affiliated with a number of non-profits including the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Observer Research Foundation in India, and writes a bi-weekly column for the Dutch NRC newspaper. 


The Future of Disinformation

What will fake content look like in five years? In 10?

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Camille François

@camillefrancois

Chief Innovation Officer at Graphika and Mozilla Fellow

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Claire Wardle

@cward1e

Co-Founder of First Draft and TED Fellow


Content Moderation’s Toll

A hidden workforce tries to keep platforms free from violence and pornography. How do they cope?

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Hans Block

Director of “The Cleaners

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Gabi Ivens

Independent open source researcher and Mozilla Fellow

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Chris Gray

Former content moderator for Facebook, and lead plaintiff in a class action representing moderators who have been harmed by the work

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Moritz Riesewieck

Director of “The Cleaners

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Clara Tsao

@tweetclarita

Content moderation researcher and Mozilla Fellow


Governing AI

How do we create policies that keep companies accountable and enshrine human rights in automated systems?

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Gry Hasselbalch

@mediamocracy

Co-Founder of the think-do tank DataEthics.eu. Gry is a member of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on AI and was a member of the data ethics expert group appointed to provide the Danish government with recommendations in 2018. Gry is also co-chair of the IEEE P7006 standard on personal data AI agents

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Fanny Hidvegi

@infofannny

Access Now’s Europe Policy Manager based in Brussels. Fanny is appointed to the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, serves on the board of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), and is a Marshall Memorial Fellow.

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Matthias Spielkamp

@spielkamp

Co-Founder and Executive Director of AlgorithmWatch, and an award-winning journalist

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Philip Dawson

@p__dawson

Public Policy Lead at Element AI


On AI and Ethics

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Cansu Canca

@ccansu

Cansu Canca is a philosopher and the founder/director of the AI Ethics Lab, where she leads teams of computer scientists, philosophers, and legal scholars to provide ethics analysis and guidance to researchers and practitioners.


The Future of Digital Policy in Europe

What comes after the GDPR?

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Prabhat Agarwal

@prabprab

Deputy Head of Platforms Unit at European Commission

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Katarzyna Szymielewicz

@szymielewicz

Co-Founder and President of Panoptykon Foundation

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Guillermo Beltrà

@gbeltra

Guillermo Beltrà leads Access Now’s policy team globally, providing strategic vision, guiding and coordinating the operations of experts in Latin America, North America, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and Asia-Pacific.


Dialogues & Debates moderator

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Xavier Harding

Technology journalist at The Markup

@iamxavier

Xavier Harding is from New York City and started his journalism career at International Business Times/Newsweek as a tech and gaming reporter. From there he went onto Popular Science. As tech editor of Popular Science’s Now section, he continued to write about gadgets and the companies that make them, both in print and on the web. After Popular Science came Mic, where he was able to write culture stories pertaining to race/inclusion, the tech industry and user privacy online. Now Xavier writes for The Markup, where he focuses on user privacy and the tech industry’s larger effect on society.