Digital Data Flows Master Class: Emerging Technologies

Digital Data Flows Masterclass is a year-long educational program designed for regulators, policymakers, and staff seeking to better understand the data-driven technologies at the forefront of data protection law & policy. The program will feature experts on machine learning, biometrics, connected cars, facial recognition, online advertising, encryption, and other emerging technologies.

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Inaugural session on 25 October: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Technical Experts: Dr. Swati Gupta, Assistant Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech; and Dr. Oliver Grau, Chair of ACM’s Europe Technology Policy Committee, Intel Automated Driving Group, and University of Surrey; introduced by Dr. Christopher Kuner, VUB, and Jules Polonetsky, FPF.
  • Time: 14:30 – 15:50 (Central European Summer Time)
  • Date: Thursday, 25th October
  • Venue: Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Walking distance from the Hemicycle (venue of public sessions): 10 minutes
  • *Registration required for in-person attendance*

Attendees will be provided in advance with a copy of “The Privacy Experts Guide to Machine Learning” and will join leading machine learning experts for presentations geared at bringing the details of the technology to an audience without an in depth computer science background. In addition to a primer on the basics of the field, the presentation will examine issues of particular consequence to policymakers such as fairness, bias, and data minimization.

Priority registration will be confirmed for government staff who wish to attend.

The year-long program includes eight planned sessions in 2018-19: