Data Justice Week

May 21 2019 to May 24 2019

Venue: University of Edinburgh, George Sq

External Events

Data Justice Week - with support from the Edinburgh Futures Institute and the Centre for Research in Digital Education

Five days of seminars, student-led discussions and public-facing events to explore the relevance of concepts associated with 'justice' and 'ethics' in the context of big data, algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI).

Bringing together colleagues from across the university, and inviting leading international researchers, this event will highlight crucial issues of bias, inequality, and injustice, increasingly amplified by the data-intensive technologies now embedded in our social institutions. The key question underpinning this week of events is whether the more established approach of defining ethical frameworks for developing data-intensive technologies can fully account for the complex, often unpredictable, justice issues that arise once they are deployed in social contexts.

Central to this event will be student participation and student-led sessions, for which we are seeking to connect with a number of social justice-related programmes across CAHSS. Event organisers: Dr Mogan Currie (Science Technology and Innovation Studies), Dr Callum McGegor (School of Education), and Dr Jeremy Knox (Edinburgh Futures Institute and Global Justice Academy Fellow).


University of Edinburgh, George Sq, 50 George Square Edinburgh Scotland EH8 9JU


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