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Thursday, May 17 • 14:30 - 15:45
Accountability for AI - Remediating Bias in Machines

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This session will explore prevalent questions and concerns regarding the human rights risks and opportunities in the use of machine learning and AI. What does it mean to be transparent and accountable in the use of AI? And how do we identify and address potential bias in the use of AI? Through a multi-stakeholder discussion, the session aims to achieve a better understanding of the human rights risk and opportunities in the use of AI, in order to have more informed dialog and work towards effective remediation of the risks and pursuit of the opportunities to advance human rights.

avatar for Bernard Shen

Bernard Shen

Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation


Layla El Asri

Research Manager, Microsoft Research Montreal

Steve Crown

VP & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

Tara Denham

Director, Democracy Unit, Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion, Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada
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Sherif Elsayed-Ali

Director of Global Issues and Research, Amnesty International

Thursday May 17, 2018 14:30 - 15:45 EDT