Schedule of interviews to do with participants and content contributors ahead of the festival

Ok let’s agree on a time with @CCS for wednesday at 10 am CET (Brussels time)?

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Some suggestions from Philippe Van Impe (Digityser)

  1. Digitalisation champions
    Sana Afouaiz

  2. very active in AI
    Isabelle Grippa
    Elise Vandenberghe
    Cécile Jabaudonécile-jabaudon-915a914a/éline-vanderborght-95a06254/

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@CCS and @nadia, here the link to the zoom room for the interview on Wednesday the 8th 10:00 am.


Thanks Nadia! For the interview, any time in the afternoon of Thursday 10 or Friday 11 October looks good. Would that work?

For the event on 19 Nov, on inequality and AI: timing-wise it’s great as the European Commission will come up with horizontal AI legislation (principles) in early 2020. Not an expert, but I reckon issues they will have to come to grips with could be

  • scope of the rules (what ‘AI’ systems should be covered, only top consumer/citizen-facing applications, or other/underlying infrastructure)
  • type of obligations (only transparency/documentation requirements?, what should they contain?)
  • How to differentiate, depending on scale (i.e. me building system affecting 10 people vs FB unleashing a new content ranking algorithm on a quarter of world population) and risk (system to distinguish which cat video I will be shown vs. decisions on employment, insurance, housing, predictive policing).

Could it be an idea to look at case studies at the event, with these questions in mind? For case studies itself, AlgorithmWatch produces yearly reports looking at automated decision-making in Europe (Jan 2019 report, ‘Automating Society - Taking Stock of Automated Decision-Making in the EU’). UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation is also carrying out a review of positive and negative effects of automated decision-making, first interim results just out I think. Interesting examples could be insurance branch, or the case of Austrian labour authority using it to decide whom of the unemployed to help in finding a new job (criterion: efficiency narrowly defined, i.e. those already have highest chance to find a new job in the first place…).

Apologies for lengthy post, but it’s my first here, so please cut me some slack :slight_smile:


yes yes and yes :slight_smile:


Hi Nadia, Unfortunately I don’t … I have just read a lot of her work!

I do know Vidushi and could make an introduction. What is your email address and where can I find the relevant information about the conference to include in the email? <3

Super! ping @inge and @MariaEuler :slight_smile:

@J_Noga I made a copy of the contents of your comments and attributed them to you in the original thread/description of the workshop itself - so that your input makes it into the preparation of the workshop:


+1 for Vidushi! :slight_smile:


Can you set up a poll for interview schedules based on your availability/day over the next 4-5 weeks @inge? Whether it is doodle or whatever works for you and that can be shared with a url?

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Tuesday at 10:00 CET (Brussels time) work for you? drop me a line so we can coordinate a bit?

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you mean wednesday the 9th, correct?

I’ve created this zoom room for the interviews:

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Yes that what I thought. Unsure if I am supposed to join those but I think I will have plenty to do with figuring out the sign up stuff and coordinating with the organisers this week and by know understood that mainly you and Nadia will do this now? I won’t be able to join Tuesday morning.

No need to @MariaEuler, you have your plate full


I also have it in my sched as wednesday at 10.00 CET, because tomorrow doesnt work for me unfortunately.

Kind regards,



ok, scheduled for then

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