AI Ethics: Algorithmic Impact Assessments

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Algorithmic Impact Assessments are an interesting way to evaluate how algorithmic systems and society interact and what kind of contract could potentially be setup between both parties to allow for a more beneficial interaction.

This session will take a critical, deep-dive into what this means and will explore this through the following reading material with an objective to produce a short article summarizing the views from our discussions.

Readings: [Mandatory for this session]

Beginner Readings:

1) Algorithmic Impact Assessments: Toward Accountable Automation in Public Agencies https://medium.com/@AINowInstitute/algorithmic-impact-assessments-toward-accountable-automation-in-public-agencies-bd9856e6fdde

2) A Canadian Algorithmic Impact Assessment https://medium.com/@supergovernance/a-canadian-algorithmic-impact-assessment-128a2b2e7f85

Veteran Readings:

1) ALGORITHMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENTS:
A PRACTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR PUBLIC AGENCY
ACCOUNTABILITY https://ainowinstitute.org/aiareport2018.pdf

NOTE : Please join Slack via http://bit.ly/ai-ethics-signup as we will be actively discussing things there leading up to the session.

Format : [Session will start sharp 6:30 pm]

6:30-6:35 Introduction

6:35-6:40 Break out into groups

6:40-7:00 Discussion of groups [suggested time 7 minutes per item]

7:00-7:30 Group discussion

7:30-7:55 Group presentations

7:55-8:00 Session wrap-up