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Detecting and Documenting AI Impacts
Fitzroy Christian · Alexa Hagerty · Fabian Rogers · Friederike Schuur · Jacob Snow · Madeleine Elish

Fri Dec 13 10:30 AM -- 11:30 AM (PST) @

Algorithmic systems are being widely used in key social institutions and while they promise radical improvements in fields from public health to energy allocation, they also raises troubling issues of bias, discrimination, and “automated inequality.” They also present irresolvable challenges related to the dual-use nature of these technologies, secondary effects that are difficult to anticipate, and alter power relations between individuals, companies, and governments. • How should we delimit the scope of AI impacts? What can properly be considered an AI impact, as opposed to an impact arising from some other cause? • How do we detect and document the social impacts of AI? • What tools, processes, and institutions ought to be involved in addressing these questions?

Author Information

Fitzroy Christian (Brooklyn Legal Services - Tenant Rights Coalition)

Fitzroy is a paralegal advocate in the Anti-Displacement/Tenant Rights Coalition Unit at the Brownsville, Brooklyn office of Legal Services NYC. The unit is currently providing support for residents who are opposing the installation and use of a biometric/facial recognition entry system in their two-tower complex housing more than 700 units, Fitzroy is also a decades long community activist and tenant organizer who has been fighting corporation-friendly rezonings, displacement, and gentrification in New York City.

Alexa Hagerty (University of Cambridge; Dovetail Labs)
Fabian Rogers (BLS tenant rights)
Friederike Schuur (Cityblock Health)
Jacob Snow (ACLU of Northern California)
Madeleine Elish (Data & Society)

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