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13:30 - 17:00 15 March 2018

Algorithms and Fairness: What are the limits of predictive algorithms in public policy?


Room G01 (link Map)
UCL Institute of Health Informatics | London | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Algorithms are increasingly used to make decisions affecting our lives, but can we ensure machine-generated decisions are fair? Algorithms have long been used in the private sector to make marketing or finance decisions. As large-scale data becomes available in the public sector, these techniques are increasingly being deployed in areas as diverse as education, criminal justice or health. If these algorithms are based on data which misrepresents specific groups of people, then their use could widen social inequalities or breach equality laws.

We have organised a workshop, funded by UCL Grand Challenges, to bring interested parties together, within and beyond UCL, to develop an interdisciplinary research agenda. The workshop will be a combination of invited talks and group discussion, appropriate for academics, policy makers and doctoral students.


Nadia Elsay
+44 (0) 20 3549 5543 (internal 65543) | n.elsay@ucl.ac.uk


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