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Thursday, May 17 • 14:30 - 15:45
Machine learning, human understanding: AI and access to knowledge

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This session explores the relationship between artificial intelligence (AI) and access to knowledge. The panel examines AI’s potential for expanding human participation in the creation of knowledge online. Panelists will discuss the principle of “AI plus human review”, which can empower online communities to collaborate and make decisions collectively, e.g. on Wikipedia. The session will also discuss the effects that machine learning and automatic decision-making about content on internet platforms have on people’s ability to find, engage with, collect, contribute to, and share knowledge. Topics for this part of the conversation include upload filters that prevent certain lawful uses of copyright-protected content, algorithmic decisions to show one type of information but not another, or AI that is deployed to curb harmful speech but interferes with research or documentation. The discussion will further provide insights into biases in AI and how they can affect internet users’ ability to find content online.

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Jan Gerlach (TBC)

Senior Public Policy Manager, Wikimedia Foundation
I advocate for public policy that promotes free knowledge and Wikipedia.

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María Paz Canales

Executive Director, Derechos Digitales
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Malavika Jayaram

Executive Director, Digital Asia Hub
@MalJayaram Malavika is the inaugural Executive Director of the Digital Asia Hub, a Hong Kong-based independent research think-tank incubated by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where she is also a Faculty Associate. A technology lawyer for... Read More →
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Caroline Sinders

Founder, Design Researcher, Design Researcher/Artist
Caroline Sinders is a design researcher and artist working in open source, machine learning, protest, and emotional data. She is from New Orleans, Louisiana and based in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a masters from New York University in interactive technology. Caroline is the principal... Read More →

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