11/26/2020

<A+> Algorithms 101: AI, Social Protections & Procurement

For the public & private sector on the sidelines of the UN Business & Human Rights Forum: How can private and public sector AI be leveraged to ensure AI and ADM are unbiased? How can procurement be used to incentivise inclusion and influence of feminists in the conception, budgeting, design, deployment, and monitoring of AI & ADM systems?

As part of the Alliance initiative, we held an Algorithms 101 webinar on AI, Social Protections & Procurement, 24 November. dealing with how can private and public sector AI be leveraged to ensure AI and ADM are unbiased? How can procurement be used to incentivize the inclusion and influence of feminists in the conception, budgeting, design, deployment, and monitoring of AI & ADM systems?

Speakers:

Helani Galpaya

CEO @LIRNEasia

Helani Galpaya is CEO of LIRNEasia, a pro-poor, pro-market think tank working on digital and other infrastructure policy issues across the Asia Pacific. She researches and engages in public discourse on issues related to net neutrality, policy, and regulatory barriers in Internet access, e-Government, algorithms, bias, and inclusion. At present, she's researching how digitization creates new forms of formalization, exclusion, and inclusion under pandemic shutdowns. Helani serves on the Board of Editors of the Information Technology and International Development (ITID) journal, is on the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), and a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the UN Internet Governance Forum. She's currently serving on the Working Group on Innovation And Commercialization of the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI).

Carina Lopes

Head @Digital Future Society Think Tank

Carina Lopes works at Mobile World Capital Barcelona where she is the Head of Digital Future Society Think Tank. This is the research and deliberative arm of the Digital Future Society programme that convenes international experts to explore and propose actionable recommendations on the future of work, digital divides, data governance, and tech and climate emergency. Previously, she worked as d-LAB Programme Manager, responsible for its strategy and setup between 2016 and 2018. While at Citymart (2012-15) she led innovation projects with cities like Barcelona, Moscow, and Athens, local government teams in the US, South Africa, Japan, and Brazil. She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies (2016) from the Goldsmiths College, University of London.