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The Rule of Algorithms

Date & Time:
March 16, 2018 | 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
103 SS

Join the Faculty of Law and the Department of Philosophy for a full-day symposium on "The Rule of Algorithms."

Algorithms are increasingly critical infrastructure. There are algorithms for search, data analysis, encryption, stock trading, machine learning, medical diagnosis, and dating. They operate in sectors from finance to medicine to telecommunications. What is a good algorithm? How do we ensure that algorithms operate fairly, transparently and protect fundamental rights? When does the rule of algorithms conflict with the rule of law? When should algorithms displace human-given reasons? What are the greatest risks of the use of algorithms? Should algorithms be owned and controlled?

Speakers include:

  • Stefan Sciaraffa, McMaster University
  • Bob Tarantino, Dentons and Osgoode Hall
  • Samir Chopra, City University of New York
  • Evangeline Collins, University of Calgary
  • Michael Jacobson, University of Calgary
  • Jocelyn Gerke, University of Calgary
  • Emily Laidlaw, University of Calgary
  • Greg Hagen, University of Calgary

Friday, March 16, 2018
Arts Lounge, Social Sciences Building Room 103
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Keynote: 4 - 6 p.m.
Reception: 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. (UCalgary Law, Murray Fraser Hall 4330)

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