Algorithmic Discrimination & Fairness: Reducing the Gap Between the Legal & Technical?

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  • December 6, 2022 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (EST)



Hosted by Berkman Klein Center

There is a vast body of legal and technical literature focused on what fairness means in the context of algorithms and how fairness can be measured. This panel will explore the issues in dispute and focus on the challenges yet to be solved. It is a unique opportunity to overcome challenges for interdisciplinary researchers and provide attendees with the tools and knowledge necessary to communicate across disciplines effectively, especially (aspiring) lawyers, policymakers, and technologists who seek to better engage with questions of fair algorithms.

Speakers include:

Prof. Deborah Hellman (Visiting Professor of Law at HLS; Professor of Law at University of Virginia)

Prof. Hima Lakkaraju (Assistant Professor at Harvard University with appointments in the Business School and the Department of Computer Science);

Prof. Ben Green (BKC Affiliate; Postdoctoral scholar in the Michigan Society of Fellows; Assistant Professor in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy)

Moderated by Holli Sargeant (Doctoral exchange at HLS; PhD Candidate in Law at University of Cambridge)

Introduction by Professor Jonathan Zittrain (George Bemis Professor of International Law and Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University)

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