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May 22, 2024

On Hidden Power

  • Privacy Salon

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Speakers: Vladan Joler, Birte Vingerhoets, Ferre Vander Elst

Central to the AI-driven technologies that are the instruments of what is often called our surveillance society is the notion of classification. The statistical methods that are used to classify give power to the numbers. They kill everything that is not a majority. If we would look at this as an ideology, it is a very populist totalitarian tool, which doesn’t value minorities. The question arises: Is there any possibility for an ethical mathematical statistical model for AI-driven technologies? Together with Vladan Joler we dive into a fifteen minute Console Talk regarding the implications of the hidden power dynamics.


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