The Faculty of Law University of Ljubljana presents Big Data: New Challenges for Law and Ethics May 22-23, 2017. Paper proposals are due by March 20, 2017. (This is an extended deadline.)
The leading questions the conference speaker will tackle are:
- how the operations of society, political systems, and, in particular, social control and crime control, is changing due to large data bases and algorithmic data mining and predicting powers?
- Will computers decide who to prosecute and who should be sent to jail?
- Which programmes and systems of algorithmic predictions are already in place in the criminal justice systems around the globe?
- Why this can be dangerous in terms of fundamental human rights and fundamental principles of democratic societies?
- Is the new GDPR a suitable framework for »algocracy«, i.e. rule by the algorithm?
- How can we propose solutions that may not hinder the development of the technology, but enable more nuanced, ethically and legally sound solutions to be developed in the future?