Graduate seminar #1 – Human rights by, in and for design

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11 March 2021


11:00 - 12:30



The first seminar of a series of three graduate seminars on artificial intelligence and social justice, held by Karine Gentelet’s  Chair, will take place on Wednesday March 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. (Quebec) / 5 p.m. (France). This first seminar will focus on  Human rights by, in and for design

With the proliferation of artificial intelligence in our daily lives, the objective of these seminars is to bring together multidisciplinary graduate students and foster a dialogue surrounding the societal challenges we face.

Registration and educational formula (Deadline February 28th) 

All participants must have read this following documents which serve to fuel reflections and discussions for the theme Human rights by, in and for design : 

  • Jonathon Penney, Sarah McKune, Lex Gill and Ronald J. Deibert (2018). Advancing human-rights-by-design in the dual-use technology industry, Journal of International Affaires, Vol 71, No 2, 103-110. Read the article
  • Karen Yeung, Andrew Howes, and Ganna Pogrebna (2019). AI Governance by Human Rights-Centred Design, Deliberation and Oversight: An End to Ethics Washing, The Oxford Handbook of AI Ethics, Oxford University Press, 27p. Read the article
  • Mireille Hildebrandt (2011). Legal Protection by Design. Objections and Refutations, Radboud University Nijmegen, 26 p. Read the article
  • Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner (2016). Machine Bias
    There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks, ProPublica, 18 p. Read the article

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