Since September 2014\, Uppsala University and Tokyo Tech ha ve co-organized four joint scientific symposium annually and alternately at Uppsala University (2014\, 2016) and Tokyo Tech (2015\, 2017). This year Uppsala University is arranging the 5th joint symposium on Septembe r 24-25 at Å\;ngströ\;m Laboratory. Read more at http://teknat.uu.se/research/uu-tt/< br />\nAs a part of the break-out session - Innovation ethics and design - there will be an event where Big Data and Ethics will be discussed as addressed below:

\n\nDavid J.T Sumpter\, Professor at Dept of Mat
hematics\, will talk about &lsquo\;The Algorithms that control our lives
&rsquo\;.

\nAlgorithms are running our society\, and as the Cambrid
ge Analytica story has revealed\, we don'\;t really know what they ar
e up to.

\n \;

\nOur increasing reliance on technology and
the internet has opened a window for mathematicians and data researcher
s to gaze through into our lives. Using the data they are constantly col
lecting about where we travel\, where we shop\, what we buy and what int
erests us\, they can begin to predict our daily habits. But how reliable
is this data? Without understanding what mathematics can and can'\;t
do\, it is impossible to get a handle on how it is changing our lives.<
br />\n \;

\nIn this talk\, I investigate the equations that an
alyse us\, influence us and will (maybe) become like us\, answering ques
tions such as:

\n \;

\nWho are Cambridge Analytica? And wh
at are they doing with our data?

\nHow does Facebook build a 100-di
mensional picture of your personality?

\nAre Google algorithms raci
st and sexist?

\nWhy do election predictions fail so drastically?**\nAre algorithms that are designed to find criminals making terrible
mistakes?\nWhat does the future hold as we relinquish our decisio
n-making to machines?\n \;\nI explain how mathematics an
d statistics work in the real world\, and what we should and shouldn'
\;t worry about.\n \;\n40 minutes (10 minutes for questi
ons to David)\nBreak for 10 minutes\n \;\nRaazesh
Sainudiin Researcher at Dept. of Mathematics will talk about hate groups
on Twitter and their impact on the US election. We will use scientific
hypothesis testing to address this and a mathematical model to understan
d how close we are to each other when viewed as leaves of an ideological
tree of the population.\n \;\n40 minutes (10 minutes fo
r questions to Raaz)\n \;\nBreak for 10 minutes\n&
nbsp\;\nOpen Discussion with the speakers and one another\n(
30 minutes or more)\n \;\nInformal discussions with each
other and visual exploration until 1600 hours\n \;\n&Ou
ml\;lof Bjorck and Gabriel Unesi\, will help us visually explore publicl
y posted tweets in Swedish twitterverse in order to appreciate and refle
ct how communications shape one&rsquo\;s own world-views.**

Please register to be granted a seat at this particula r event

\n DESCRIPTION:This symposium gives short talks about Big Data and Etichs. \nYou will get the opportunity to listen to three different aspects of Big Data and the ethics around it. SUMMARY:Big Data and Ethics – a joint symposium - Tokyo Tech and Uppsala University LOCATION:Ångströmlaboratoriet\, Lägerhyddsvägen 1\, Ångström Visualisatio n Lab TZID:Europe/Stockholm DTSTART:20180924T130000 DTEND:20180924T160000 UID:20180924T130000-37532@uu.se END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR