August 11, 2020 - 5:00pm PDT

EFF Austin, a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:

Facial Recognition And Algorithmic Bias

From The Organizers:

Our speaker this month is Isedua Oribhabor. Isedua is Access Now's U.S. Policy Analyst, also covering Business and Human Rights. She works to promote human rights in the digital age, focusing on the responsibility of the tech sector to respect human rights. She received her J.D. from Fordham Law School in New York City, as well as an LL.M. in International Business Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid.

Artificial Intelligence has long been touted as a solution to many problems. In the last few years, we've seen technologies like facial recognition and automated decision-making systems play a bigger role in our society.

However, the past few months have brought the risks that these technologies pose to human rights to the forefront, whether it's through bias and discrimination in AI systems, or in privacy risks.

This talk will focus specifically on facial recognition technology, exploring what it is and how it has been used, some of its human and civil rights implications, and government and corporate responsibility around use of this technology.


Tuesday, August 11
7:00pm - 9:00pm (CDT)



This event is organized not by EFF, but by the EFF Austin, a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.