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Launch of 5Rights Youth Juries report at House of Lords

You are invited to join us for the launch of a groundbreaking report that articulates the voice of children and young people, and their relationship to the internet and digital technologies;

The Internet On Our Own Terms

How Children and Young People Deliberated about their Digital Rights

6 – 8pm
Tuesday 31st January 2017
Committee Room 3A
House of Lords
London, SW1A 0PW

Speakers;
Baroness Beeban Kidron, Prof. Stephen Coleman, Dr. Elvira Perez Vallejos and youth jurors, followed by a Q&A

In April 2015 young people aged between 12 and 17 gathered together in the cities of Leeds, London and Nottingham to participate in a series of jury-styled focus groups designed to ‘put the internet on trial’. In total, nine juries took place which included 108 young people, approximately 12 participants per jury.
The report outlines the ground-breaking research process, using actors to set scenarios for debate and a deliberative process to capture the changing views of young people as they examine a broad range of claims and evidence.
The policy suggestions, straight from the mouths and imaginations of the young participants, aimed at Ministers, Industry, Educators and Business are vibrant, surprising and pragmatic.
We hope you will join us to hear more

Workshop/The Ethics of Machine Learning in Professional Practice

This workshop is by application or invitation only. Limited places.
If you are interested in attending, please see information below.
Deadline : 30 October 2016

The Ethics of Using Machine Learning in Professional Practice: Perspectives from Journalism, Law and Medicine.

This workshop aims to bring together practitioners from law, journalism and bio-medicine together with social scientists and computer scientists to explore the ethical questions raised by the growing use of machine learning in processes of information discovery, analysis and decision-making.
Recent examples include the deployment of machine learning methods in the development of a proprietary digital tool used to generate risk assessments which inform judges in US parole hearings, the use of bots in international newsrooms to support editors and journalists’ selection of stories for publication and Google DeepMind’s partnership with the NHS to build an app for medical practitioners treating kidney disease.  Are such cases indicative of a wider trend towards the delegation of decision-making to autonomous computer systems in areas of activity which were previously the preserve of human experts?

Presentations and discussions at the symposium will explore the implications for ethics and governance of integrating machine learning and other algorithms into wider computational systems and workflows and how this process relates to evolving social processes of decision-making and accountability in professional practice in law, journalism and bio-medicine.

This workshop is by application or invitation only and discussions will be conducted under Chatham House rules. Researchers or professional practitioners interested in attending should apply by email to Dr Anne Alexander (raa43@cam.ac.uk) before 30 October with a short statement explaining why they would like to participate in the event. The Ethics of Big Data group also welcomes proposals for short presentations. Potential presenters should include an abstract of their proposed contribution.

Part of the Ethics of Big Data Research Group, series
Organised by Ethics of Big Data Research Group in collaboration with The Work Foundation and InformAll.

SATORI Mutual Learning Workshop on Ethics Assessment of Research and Innovation

24 November 2016, 0900-1700 GMT.

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE, UK

The SATORI  project will organise a one-day mutual-learning workshop on 24 November 2016, at the Wellcome Collection, London. At this workshop, SATORI partners will present the project’s preliminary findings, and discuss, particularly with organisations engaged in ethics assessment and related practices (e.g. ethics review, institutional review, corporate social responsibility in relation to R&I), how to move forward. The workshop will address: the institutional landscape for ethics assessment and challenges for research ethics committees in ethics assessment; SATORI proposals for ethics assessment procedures and ethical impact assessment, and how to connect it to research and innovation. The workshop will include a limited number of participants, i.e. around 20, to allow for focused discussion.

Who should attend: research ethics committee members.