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Media Partnership - Discrimination and surveillance: Can the EU Artificial Intelligence Act fix injustice?

17-03-2022

Media Partnership - Discrimination and surveillance: Can the EU Artificial Intelligence Act fix injustice?

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The EU is taking a bold step in its attempt to regulate artificial intelligence – a technology that is increasingly used in many areas of public life. Unfortunately, artificial intelligence systems also exacerbate existing injustices and create new harms for people who already suffer from racial discrimination and systemic injustice. The EU's Artificial Intelligence Act brings a unique opportunity to correct and prevent those harms, and to give people ways to seek redress.

The Open Society European Policy Institute and European Digital Rights (EDRi) invite you to join us on a deep dive with EU policy-makers, academic and civil society experts. The virtual conference will explore how the Artificial Intelligence Act can be a positive force in Europe towards protecting people's human rights and delivering social justice.


ORGANISED BY: The Open Society European Policy Institute and European Digital Rights (EDRi)

MEDIA PARTNER: EURACTIV

Image credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation (CC BY 3.0 US)

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Location

Online

Panellists

Brando Benifei – Member of the European Parliament and IMCO Rapporteur on the AI Act, Socialists and Democrats (S&D)
Kim van Sparrentak – Member of the European Parliament and IMCO Shadow Rapporteur on the AI Act, Greens/EFA
Pernando Barrena Arza – Member of the European Parliament, The Left (GUE/NGL)
Petar Vitanov – Member of the European Parliament and LIBE Shadow Rapporteur on the AI Act, Socialists and Democrats (S&D)
Alejandro Moledo – Head of policy, European Disability Forum (EDF)
Alyna Smith – Deputy Director, PICUM - Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
Amos Toh – Senior Researcher, Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch
Claire Fernandez – Executive Director, European Digital Rights (EDRi)
Diana Sardjoe – Founder, De moeder is de sleutel NGO
Laure Baudrihaye-Gérard – Legal Director for Europe, Fair Trials International
Pamela Valenti – Senior Associate Policy Officer, Open Society European Policy Institute
Petra Molnar – Associate Director, Refugee Law Lab, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
Sarah Chander – Senior Policy Advisor, European Digital Rights (EDRi)
Wojciech Wiewiórowski – European Data Protection Supervisor
Yaseen Aslam – President and Co-Founder of App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU UK), Lead Claimant in Aslam v. Uber

Moderator

Jennifer Baker
Journalist, EURACTIV

Schedule

11:00 – 11:10 | Welcome and introduction by OSEPI-EDRi

Pamela Valenti – Senior Associate Policy Officer, Open Society European Policy Institute

11:10 – 15:00 | Zooming into critical areas of application of AI (3 panel discussions)

11:10 – 12:00 | Panel 1: Discriminatory surveillance in law enforcement and criminal justice

Diana Sardjoe – Founder, De moeder is de sleutel NGO
Laure Baudrihaye-Gérard – Legal Director for Europe, Fair Trials International
Pernando Barrena Arza – Member of the European Parliament, The Left (GUE/NGL)

12:00 – 13:00 | Panel 2: Watching the working class: Surveillance and algorithmic management of workers in the platform economy

Yaseen Aslam – President and Co-Founder of App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU UK), Lead Claimant in Aslam v. Uber
Amos Toh – Senior Researcher on AI and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch
Kim van Sparrentak – Member of the European Parliament and IMCO Shadow Rapporteur on the AI Act, Greens/EFA

13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00 | Panel 3: Automating Fortress Europe: AI in migration and border control

Petra Molnar – Associate Director, Refugee Law Lab, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
Alyna Smith – Deputy Director, PICUM – Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
Petar Vitanov – Member of the European Parliament and LIBE Shadow Rapporteur on the AI Act, Socialists and Democrats (S&D)

15:00 – 16:05 | Panel 4: Discriminatory surveillance and the EU Artificial Intelligence Act: Towards a rights and justice approach

Sarah Chander – Senior Policy Advisor, European Digital Rights (EDRi)
Alejandro Moledo – Head of policy, European Disability Forum (EDF)
Brando Benifei – Member of the European Parliament and IMCO Rapporteur on the AI Act, Socialists and Democrats (S&D)
Wojciech Wiewiórowski – European Data Protection Supervisor

16:05 – 16:15 | Wrap-up and closing remarks

Claire Fernandez – Executive Director, European Digital Rights (EDRi)

Contact

Tamara Novel
tamara.novel@euractiv.com

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