Round table on gender and racial biases in medicine and technology

Event Details

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  • Venue: UPF Poblenou - Auditorium
  • Address: Roc Boronat, 138, 08018 Barcelona
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Artificial intelligence (AI) holds the promise to revolutionize our world. But as with most tools, it may have both positive and negative impacts. If done correctly, AI can make health care and other services more efficient, faster, cheaper and fairer for more people. But if we are not careful, AI can also exacerbate existing biases.

In this event, we will discuss how AI can sustain gender, racial and other discriminations, both in medicine and in other fields, and what the impact of these biased algorithms might be. Finally, we will have two round tables to discuss what can we do to solve these issues, and to ensure that AI provides the benefits it promises in a fair way for all.

Speakers include experts from the worlds of data science, artificial intelligence, public health and social movements:

  • Davide Cirillo (BSC)
  • Oyidiya Oji Palino (European Network AntiRacism)
  • Paula Petrone (ISGlobal)
  • Manuel Portela (DTIC-UPF)
  • Nataly Buslón (BSC)
  • Paula Subías (Algorights, Eurecat)
  • Akinola Akinbote (EMBL Barcelona)

Please register here for this event, which will take place on November 30th, from 3 to 6 pm at the UPF Poblenou Campus auditorium (c/Roc Boronat 138):

This is a joint effort of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee of the PRBB, the Department of Information and Communications Technologies of the UPF (DTIC-UPF), and the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC-CNS).