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The Big Data Age - Its Challenge To Student's and Communities Civil Liberties
Students and local communities may find that the age of big data challenges their civil liberty and slowly undermines democracy. So what is the danger and how can we fight back. So join us when we will discuss if the age of big data and artificial intelligence will mean the demise of democracy as decisions are taken over by the algorithms of big data and artificial intelligence. We have in the course of a single century built an entire society, economy and culture that run on information. Yet we have hardly begun to engineer data ethics appropriate for our extraordinary information carnival. If we do not do so soon, data will drive democracy, and we may well lose our chance to do anything about it. We will have two speakers leading the discussion with students - one we hope will come from the London Futurists who will address the problem and also Indra Adnan who will suggest solutions. Patrick Mark "Pat" Kane is a Scottish musician, journalist, political activist and one half of the pop duo Hue and Cry with his younger brother Greg. He was one of the founding editors of Scotland's 'Sunday Herald' newspaper and is now an arts journalist. He writes regularly for the Guardian. Joining Mark to lead this discussion will be Yvonne Reynolds who has joined us on several occasions and help to lead some of our development. We will also have a short Video about Big Data and one or two student speakers.

TM1-45 London Met University

166-220 Holloway Road N7 8DB · London

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