The 4th BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2021
“From when are algorithmic decisions assumed as discriminatory?: A philosophical criticism using normative theory”
◇BAIRAL（B’AI RA League）
BAIRAL (B’AI RA League) is a study group by young research assistants (RA) of the B’AI Global Forum of the Institute for AI and Beyond at the University of Tokyo. Aiming to achieve gender equality and a guarantee of rights for minorities in the AI era, this study group examines relationships between digital information technology and society. BAIRAL organizes monthly research meetings with guest speakers in a variety of fields.
◇Date & Venue
・Date : Saturday, October 9, 2021, 15:00-16:30 (JST)
・Venue : Zoom Meeting (No registration required)
・Language : Japanese
Haruka Maeda (PhD Student, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)
In recent years, a number of cases of discriminatory decisions by algorithms have been reported. In response to this phenomenon, ethical guidelines have been established and technical measures have been taken to prepare for it.
However, can we answer clearly what discrimination is and why it is unjustified? Although any precaution is not futile, we will not be able to fully demonstrate its significance if we cannot answer that question. It is important to be able to clearly identify suspicious phenomena as discrimination or not, because this is a prerequisite for taking follow-up measures and prevention.
This presentation will provide an answer from a philosophical perspective to when an algorithmic decision is unjustified, and if so, why.
B’AI Global Forum, Institute for AI and Beyond at the University of Tokyo
Akira Tanaka (PhD Student, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)
tanaka-akira829[at]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Please change [at] to @)