Spring 2019

April 2019

23rd Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium (AFOG co-sponsored)
Governing Machines: Defining and Enforcing Public Policy Values in AI Systems

April 4-5, 2019
Hosts: Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT)/Berkeley Technology Law Journal (BTLJ)
Chevron Auditorium, International House
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, California 94720
Event details and registration

March 2019

Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research Labs

AI in the Open World: Technology & Responsibility

March 20, 2019, 3:30-5:00 PM

210 South Hall

I will share reflections on key concerns arising with the development and fielding of AI applications in the open world, including challenges around capabilities, encoded values, and intelligibility of AI systems. Then, I will provide an update on the activities of the Aether committee, Microsoft’s cross-company advisory committee on AI, effects, and ethics in engineering and research.

February 2019

Hoyt Long

Hoyt Long, University of Chicago

Reading for Bias: Computational Semantics and the Character of Racial Discourse

February 27, 2019, 4:10-5:30 PM

210 South Hall


Past Events

November 2018

Virginia Eubanks, University of Albany, SUNY

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

(co-sponsored with CSTMS and CITRIS)

November 29, 2018, 4:10-5:30 PM

Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

October 2018

Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Yale University

Detecting Discrimination: What Eddie Murphy Teaches Us about Theory and Method

October 31, 2018, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm

210 South Hall

June 2018

AFOG summer workshop — “Algorithms are Opaque and Unfair, Now What?”

June 15, 2018
by invitation only

April 2018

Christian Sandvig, University of Michigan

(co-sponsored with CSTMS)

It’s “Technically Fair” But You May Not Like It: Algorithmic Curation, Filtering, and Prediction Wrestles With Ethics and Public Opinion

April 30, 2018, 4:10-5:30 PM
210 South Hall

March 2018

Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University

Inherent Trade-Offs in Algorithmic Fairness
[video available]

March 19, 2018, 4:10-5:30 PM
202 South Hall

February 2018

Angèle Christin, Stanford University

(co-sponsored with CSTMS)

Algorithms in Practice: Comparing Web Journalism and Criminal Justice
[video available]

Feb 26, 2018, 4:10-5:30 PM
470 Stephens Hall

January 2018

Karen Levy, Cornell University

(co-sponsored with the UC Berkeley Department of Sociology)

Data Driven: Truckers and The New Workplace Surveillance

January 22, 2018, 2:00-3:30 PM
Matrix, 8th floor, Barrows Hall

December 2017

Dawn Nafus, Intel Corporation

N of Many Ones: Creating Space for Alternative Data Flows
[video available]

Dec 4, 2017, 4:10-5:30 PM
202 South Hall

November 2017

Rich Caruana, Microsoft Research

Friends Don’t Let Friends Deploy Black-Box Models: The Importance of Intelligibility in Machine Learning for Bias Detection and Prevention 
[video available]

November 8, 2017, 4:10-5:30 PM
202 South Hall

Lunch Talks

    • M. Mitchell, Google
    • Arash Nourian, FICO
    • Victoria Stodden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Been Kim, Google
    • Andrew Selbst, Data & Society Research Institute, Yale Law School
    • Luke Stark, Dartmouth University
    • Sonja Schmer-Galunder, Smart Information Flow Technologies (SIFT)
    • Ziad Obermeyer, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
    • Tim Sullivan and Kim Robinson, University of California Press
    • Rediet Abebe, Cornell University