Interface Cultures Invited Lectures Series
Special series on Critical Data
Dr. Gemma Galdon-Clavell // Dear Gemma, how to audit algorithms?
Wednesday, 1st of December, 2021 // 10:30 – 11:30
ONLINE on MS Teams
Eticas Foundation works to translate into technical specifications the principles that guide society, such as equal opportunities, transparency and non-discrimination which are in the technologies that make automated decisions about our lives. It seeks a balance between changing social values, the technical possibilities of the latest advances and the legal framework. To this end, it audits algorithms, verifies that legal guarantees are applied to the digital world, especially to Artificial Intelligence, and carries out intense work to raise awareness and disseminate the need for responsible, quality technology.
Dr. Gemma Galdon-Clavell is a leading voice on technology ethics and algorithmic accountability. She is the founder and CEO of Eticas Consulting, where she is responsible for leading the management, strategic direction and execution of the Eticas vision. In the press announcement of the OASI (the Observatory of Algorithms with Social Impact), a search engine to find the algorithms that governments and companies use on citizens, she writes:
“Despite the existence of algorithmic control and audit methods to ensure that technology respects current regulations and fundamental rights, the Administration and many companies continue to turn a deaf ear to requests for transparency from citizens and institutions,” declared Gemma Galdon, founder of Eticas Foundation. “In addition to OASI, after several years in which we have developed more than a dozen audits for companies such as Alpha Telefónica, the United Nations, Koa Health or the Inter-American Development Bank, we have also published an Guide to Algorithmic Audit so that anyone can perform them. The objective is always to raise awareness, provide transparency and restore confidence in technology, which in itself does not have to be harmful.”
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