Year
Type of event

Outvie: The National AI Congress Compliance & Update

30-05-2024 event
Description

During the National AI Congress Compliance & Update, the following theme was examined in the breakout session: Bias, Ethics & Compliance - the DUO case: indirect discrimination through risk profiling.

Points of discussion were:

  • Unique analysis based on CBS data
  • Analysis of migration background of 300,000+ students
  • Seemingly neutral algorithms can have discriminatory consequences
  • Preventing indirect discrimination in organizations

https://outvie.nl/conferenties/artificial-intelligence-impact-update/

SPUI25: The Meta Case - challenging discriminatory algorithms through legal means

29-05-2024 panel discussion
Description

Panel discussion on The Meta Case with Jurriaan Parie (Algorithm Audit), Rosie Sharpe (Global Witness), Naomi Appelman (PhD Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam and co-founder Racism and Technology Center) and Berty Bannor (Bureau Clara Wichmann).

The panelists discussed whether Facebook is potentially violating Dutch equality laws. The origins of this Meta Case was elaborated upon, especially regarding how technological developments can reflect, identify, and address societal issues such as sexism, racism, and other types of discrimination.

https://clara-wichmann.nl/nieuws/discriminerende-algoritmes-bestrijden-via-het-recht/

CPDP 2024 Brussels: Decentralizing AI fairness decisions

24-05-2024 panel discussion
Description

Panel discussion on decentralizing AI fairness decisions with Laurens Naudts (UvA AI, Media & Democracy Lab), Karolina Iwanska (European Centre for Not-for-profit Law) and Francien Dechesne (Center for Law and Digital Technologies, University Leiden).

  • From the perspective of both individual and institutional legal protection, what are the implications of decentralizing decisions regarding fundamental rights, and what issues might it resolve or introduce?
  • How can normative disputes be settled when performing Fundamental Rights Impact Assessments (FRIAs) in AI development?
  • What is the role of regulatory bodies in providing guidance for resolving normative challenges regarding AI fairness?
  • What is “algoprudence” and how can it contribute to more fair AI decisions?

Seminar algorithm validation

24-04-2024 event
Description

Algorithm Audit hosted a public seminar on algorithm validation and algoprudence in The Hague. Anne Meuwese shared insights on the value of algoprudence in contextualizing legal norms. Floris Holstege shed light into statistical hypothesis testing which plays an important role in our recent techincal audits. 

We appreciated the interactive Q&A with the participants, especially the curious and critical questions which enables us to clarify our work, but also contributes to the further development and refinement of our activities as an NGO.

Presentation at UvA AI, Media & Democracy lab

16-04-2024 event
Description

Presentation on our article How ‘algoprudence’ can contribute to responsible use of ML-algorithms at UvA AI, Media & Democracy lab

Knowledge sharing event Court of Auditors Municipality of The Hague

27-03-2024 presentation
Description

Knowledge sharing event on auditing algorithms from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective

Speaker during debate city council Amsterdam

20-03-2024 interview
Description

Contribution during city council debate on final evaluation of ML-driven risk profiling method. Illustrating risks of both algorithmic- and human-driven decision-making processes. See also:

  • French-German broadcaster Arte recorded our contributions (link);
  • Op-ed on this specific topic published in Het Parool on 14-02-2024.

Justice in AI workshop at TU Delft Design for Values Institute

07-03-2024 event
Description

Workshop on normative dimensions of balanced random forest model as used in practice, e.g., balancing (hyper)parameter selection, recall/precision

Presentation Fundamental Rights Impact Assessments (FRIAs) and inclusive, deliberative stakeholder panels for responsible AI – plenary JTC21 CEN-CENELEC Dublin

13-02-2024 presentation
Description

Presentation Fundamental Rights Impact Assessments (FRIAs) and inclusive, deliberative stakeholder panels for responsible AI – plenary JTC21 CEN-CENELEC Dublin

Algorithm seminar Dutch Data Protection Authority – Auditing algorithms

08-02-2024 panel discussion
Description

Sharing bottom-up auditing experience during panel discussion

University of Groningen (RUG) AI Act event

06-02-2024 panel discussion
Description

Sharing buttom-up experience on auditing AI during panel discussion.

Presentation Bias Detection Tool study association Christiaan Huygens TU Delft

08-01-2024 presentation
Description

Presentation Bias Detection Tool study association Christiaan Huygens TU Delft

Presentation on inclusive, deliberative stakeholder panels – Working Group 1 Inclusiveness JTC21 CEN-CENELEC

07-01-2024 presentation
Description

Presentatie about inclusive, deliberative normative advice commissions as convened by NGO Algorithm Audit for members of WG1 Inclusiveness of JTC21 CEN-CENELEC

Digital Services Act Stakeholder Event European Commission

27-06-2023 event
Description

Attending Digital Services Act (DSA) Stakeholder Event. See also Algorithm Audit’s feedback on the DSA’s Delegated regulation (independent third-party auditing) as sent to the European Commission.

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