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Christmas Mingle with Critical Tech
About two years ago we started critical tech by putting our heads together and identifying topics we would like to learn more about. In December 2016, we clustered topics such as AI, VR, ML, biometrics, online victimization, and flow-based programming. While in December 2017, we again identified certain interest in the areas of data science, cross-discipline approaches to tech, biohacking and of course IoT and AI. We managed to cover most of the topics throughout the year. We’ve had speakers sharing their knowledge about different areas of ML (How to fool AI, How to turn yourself into a tea pot? Adversarial examples in AI). We’ve also had talks and workshops on biohacking, showing us how we could upgrade our bodies with technical components but also increasing life expectancy by taking very good care of our bodies. Questions and almost fantasies arose of what would we do when we become immortal and everything around us is automated? Very interesting discussion indeed! We have also crossed over to the legal sphere and the healthcare sector, exploring how technological development impact these industries. Our biggest “aha” was realizing how important it is to constantly drive the interdisciplinary approach, in order to learn from each other and solve actual problems. We are very thankful for all these great talks that would have only have been possible by support from our amazing speakers and the great participants that showed interest, curiosity and took that time to share their thoughts and knowledge with us. On the 20th of December we would like to wrap up the year by sharing our highlights from 2018 and look towards 2019. In this meetup you are welcome to share your biggest Critical tech aha-moment 2018 and also suggest topics you would like to dive deeper into during 2019. Of course, we’ll do a workshop together to identify interesting topics. If you want, you could even have a (spontaneous) lightening talk. The lightning talk format is maximum 5 minutes. Don’t forget to register at Foocafe‘s website! This is mandatory. Agenda: 17:30 – 17.45 Meet & Greet 17.45 – 18:45 Recap & Workshop 18:45 - Pizza break 19:00 – Mingle with Christmas cookies :) We look forward to seeing you there! //Critical Tech

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    The contemporary world is shaped by Data and information systems, however our mindset and culture is yet to catch up with the enormous effect it has on the way we live our life and the way we do business. Thanks to the international effort of data experts, now there is a globalmomentum around impact of Data on our society. At critical tech meetup we gather together to exchange knowledge, run lectures and workshops and educate ourselves and each other on various data related subjects. Our aim is to shed some lights on the importance of a responsible and ethical data-driven society, and to practice a literate and critical voice, which can positively influence the currentengine of change.

    Three pillars:

    1) Data Security: Cyber-Criminology, Cyber-Security by Diana (

    2) Data Law, Digital law, e.g. GDPR by Sissela (

    3) Data Science: Data Analysis, Machine Learning by Farnaz (

    Data Science: Within our Data Science pillar, we will heavily focus on python programming and varioustechniques and methods for analysing big Data Sets. We try to find an answer to questions suchas; What does BigData mean? How to build data infrastructures for our businesses? How toanalyse and extract insights from a dataset with Python, SQL and Machine Learning? How tobuild relevant applications with BigData? And many more...-Python programming for Data Analysis-Machine Learning-Tableau for data visualization

    Cyber Criminology & Security: Exploring different forms of cybercrime and antisocial/ harmful behavior online. We usetechnologies such as the Internet ubiquitous in our daily lives, some with good intentions, otherswith intentions to inflict harm. With a cyber-criminological approach, we will look at multiplefactors to explain anti-social behavior online. This could include a typology of cybercriminals andtheir intentions, modus operandi and victimology. With this knowledge, we can start tounderstand certain crimes and develop best practices to combat them and develop preventivemeasurements. We want to encourage critical thinking towards technology when looking atthese phenomena from a socio-technological perspective and challenge the question: Is the human really the weakest link in cyber security? #knowledgesharing #userawareness #usinginsecuretech #usingbiasedalgorithm #darknet

    Digital Law: Deconstructing those legal issues that digital entrepreneurs come across when developing their business, such as handling personal data (GDPR), commercialising intellectual property, licensing issues, marketing, owning a business, and raising capital...

    Discuss and learn how you can work efficiently with legalities to grow your business and avoidunnecessary risk.

    Keywords: Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning, GDPR, Cybercrime, socio-tech, criticalthinking, IoT security, IoT Architecture, extortion online

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