“Decision Making: Human vs. Machine” (free public lecture)

07 Nov, 2018

This December, Stats NZ and CSDA are presenting a free lecture hosted by international tech ethics expert Lorena Jaume-Palasi. With a background in founding ethics organisations including  AlgorithmWatch and the Ethical Tech Society, and consulting to numerous governments and organisations in this space, Jaume-Palasi will present her experiences and recommendations.

CSDA is excited to bring Jaume-Palasi to New Zealand as the discussion grows around the use of big data, especially in social services. Titled “Decision Making: Human vs Machine”, the presentation aims to cover the differences between the human approach and algorithm-assisted decision making.

CSDA co-director Rhema Vaithianathan is pleased to host Jaume-Palasi:

“It is very exciting to have Lorena on board for this presentation as it is the time to have extensive and more importantly, informed conversations about ethics and how organisations can use algorithms well.”

“Lorena brings a well-versed perspective to this argument and it will be a privilege for New Zealanders to hear from someone with such extensive experience in tech ethics.”

Key issues covered in the talk will include bias, automated inequality and ethical dimensions.

The presentation will be held at the Auckland University of Technology on 5 December 2018.