Inaugural Lecture of the Google Chair in Digital Innovation – "Ex machina: Ethical and policy challenges in the age of algorithms"

Date

Wednesday 17.01.18 14:00

Location

Room VE.AUD.2
Verversdijk, Bruges campus
Verversdijk 16
8000 Brugge
Belgium

On 17 January 2018, Professor Andrea RENDA, Holder of the Google Chair in Digital Innovation at the College of Europe, delivered the first of a series of lectures on the new frontiers of digital innovation. The inaugural lecture dealt with ethical and policy challenges in the age of algorithms.  

Digital innovation is permeating a growing number of sectors of the economy, reshaping the way we live, work, interact. On the one hand, many markets are being disrupted and re-intermediated as a result of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, the Internet of Things, distributed ledgers such as blockchain, sensors and robotics. On the other hand, policymakers find it increasingly difficult to keep track of this evolution given the breath-taking pace of innovation, and the challenge of dealing with algorithms, collective intelligence, and often a patchy and uncertain set of legal rules. The College of Europe Chair in Digital Innovation will explore the impact of technological development on policymaking, with emphasis on the EU in a global context.

The lecture was open to the public.

For more information please contact Gil STEIN

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Inaugural Lecture of the Google Chair in Digital Innovation.17 January 2018