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The Pitfalls of Bad Practices in Genetic Big Data and AI

Mar 14, 2024 | 02:00 PM s.t. - 04:00 PM

How important are ethical standards for the collection, use, and analysis of personal data by artificial intelligence? Their significance has been dramatically highlighted by the ethically questionable collection of DNA data from minorities such as Uighurs, Tibetans, and Roma. DNA data from these ethnic minorities has been and continues to be used in large-scale research projects in a highly questionable manner, usually without the consent or knowledge of the individuals concerned, leading not only to biased results due to ignorance and overrepresentation but, in the worst cases, also to de-anonymization and stigmatization.

After a keynote speech by Yves Moreau, 2023 Einstein Foundation Individual Award winner, the panel will discuss what kind of educational work is necessary in science, politics and society, who should and can do it and where, and which concrete standards should be agreed upon.

Members of the panel are Prof. Yves Moreau (Leuven), Prof. Helena Mihaljević (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Einstein Center Digital Future), Prof. Susanne Schreiber (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Deutscher Ethikrat). Host: Prof. Philipp Hacker (European New School of Digital Studies).

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Time & Location

Mar 14, 2024 | 02:00 PM s.t. - 04:00 PM

Einstein Center Digital Future
Wilhelmstraße 67
10117 Berlin