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Thursday, May 17 • 17:15 - 18:15
Electoral Choices and Artificial Intelligence: The Need for Transnational Collaboration in Africa

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This session will focus on the intersection of civic participation, algorithms/artificial intelligence and human rights. Patterning has become a key identifier of results especially as it has to do with machine learning. With the huge exchange of data in Africa and with no means of measuring for accountability, these patterns are said to open to several manipulations and even selection of predetermined choices of citizens especially during the performance of the most civic obligation of all – voting. Several evidence point to these facts in the past with respect to the US elections, the UK Brexit process and more recently in Kenya. More emphasis will be placed on Africa as a virgin ground and how this ground can be protected from the likely perversion of technologies to the detriment of the people.

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avatar for Grace Githaiga

Grace Githaiga

Associate, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
Advocate for Internet policy and regulation.


Thursday May 17, 2018 17:15 - 18:15
204C

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