Café Culture North East presents "Justice in the Datafied Society":
Lina Dencik in conversation with Mwenza Blell
Algorithms are here to stay, so how we can respond to the challenge of algorithmic injustice? Governments are increasingly using algorithms to make decisions that affect us all, with the UK’s exam result fiasco being one high profile case showing how the algorithms can serve to replicate discrimination and inequality. But the concerns are global and cut across healthcare, policing, immigration, child protection and more.
In this conversation with Cafe Culture’s Mwenza Blell, media analyst and digital surveillance researcher Lina Dencik will explore the social and ethical questions raised by our increased reliance on algorithms in the most important areas of our lives. Does it matter who provides the technology? Who decides what data goes in, and when they are used? And do they have potential for good?
Lina Dencik is Professor in Digital Communication and Society at Cardiff's School of Journalism, Media and Culture and Co-Founder/Director of the Data Justice Lab. Her research concerns the interplay between media developments and social and political change, with a particular focus on resistance, governance and the politics of data. Her latest book, the co-authored "The Media Manifesto", was published last year by Polity. twitter.com/LinaDencik
Mwenza Blell is currently a Rutherford Fellow affiliated to Health Data Research UK, a Newcastle University Academic Track Fellow, and a Grant Researcher at Tampere University. Her research draws from ethnography to examine intransigent and often invisible structures of injustice.
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