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Experientia speaks at EFUS webinar on insecurity at night

On 24 November Elena Guidorzi, research unit coordinator of Experientia, will speak at the EFUS web conference entitled “Reducing and preventing the feeling of insecurity at night“. The free event (14:00 to 15:30) will seek to explore how to understand the feeling of insecurity at night and provide innovative solutions and practices to mitigate it. It is organized by EFUS, the European Forum for Urban Security.

The use of the city changes during night time: the needs and demands of citizens are not the same as during the day thus, the issues and possible responses should reflect these differences.

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Google Health’s human-centred observational study on AI’s real-world problems

A Human-Centered Evaluation of a Deep Learning System Deployed in Clinics for the Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy
By Emma Beede, Elizabeth Elliott Baylor, Fred Hersch, Google, Anna Iurchenko, Lauren Wilcox and Laura Vardoulakis of Google, and Paisan Ruamviboonsuk of the Rajavithi Hospital, Thailand
CHI ’20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
April 2020 Pages 1–12

Deep learning algorithms promise to improve clinician workflows and patient outcomes. However, these gains have yet to be fully demonstrated in real world clinical settings. In this paper, we describe a human-centered study of a deep learning system used in clinics for the

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Videos online of the anthropology and technology conference

The Anthropology + Technology conference (9 and 12 October, online) brought together pioneering technologists and social scientists from across the globe. Its aim was to facilitate dialogue on emerging technology projects in order to help businesses benefit from more socially-responsible AI (see also earlier post).

Videos (hosted on Vimeo) are now available:

Welcome [09:53]
Dawn Walter, Conference Founder, and Richard Potter, CTO, Microsoft Consulting Services UK.Keynote address [1:04:53] – Keynote transcript
Nani Jansen Reventlow
Our 2020 keynote Nani Jansen Reventlow will speak to dismantling the systems of racism and colonisation embedded in digital technologies so that, together, we can create a better future

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[Book] Privacy is Power

Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data
Carissa Véliz
Bantam Press
September 2020, 288 pages

The first book to call for the end of the data economy. Carissa Veliz exposes how our personal data is giving too much to big tech and governments, why that matters, and what we can do about it.

Have you ever been denied insurance, a loan, or a job? Have you had your credit card number stolen? Do you have to wait too long when you call customer service? Have you paid more for a product than one of your friends?

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Experientia speaks at Turin’s Technology Biennial

The Technology Biennial is a major, wide-ranging event – available online for free – that offers articulated, inclusive and accessible reflection on the increasingly relevant issue of the relationship between technology and society, starting from the most recent technological innovations, but also recalling the history of Italian technological roots. It is organized by the Polytechnic University of Turin. This year’s theme is “Mutations – Towards a Sustainable Future”.

Experientia’s Jan-Christoph Zoels and Mark Vanderbeeken will each be part of discussion panels.

Designing mutations
Friday 13 Novembre 2020 at 2:30 pm .
With Stefano Mirti, Pier Paolo Peruccio, Graziella Roccella, and Mark

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