On Thursday 13 April 2023 the PI.lab organises its conference 2023 and has chosen algorithms and society as subject.
There will be a panel discussion on algorithmic fraud detection in the welfare state
Panel discussion – Algorithmic fraud detection in the welfare state
In many countries, governments aim to use new technology to make the welfare state more efficient and to mitigate fraud. However, this digitisation can also erode people’s rights. In The Netherlands, the childcare benefits scandal has illustrated the risk of discrimination when the state aims to combat fraud in the welfare state. This workshop discusses questions such as: Can algorithmic systems be used to combat welfare fraud, without threatening rights such as the privacy and non-discrimination? Can non-discrimination norms be built into algorithmic systems?
Panel discussion with the audience
* Hind Dekker-Abdulaziz, member of the Dutch parliament for D66
* Marc Steen, senior research scientist, TNO
* Nadia Benaissa, policy advisor, Bits of Freedom
* Sennay Ghebreab, Professor of Socially Intelligent AI, University of Amsterdam
Moderator: Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Professor ICT & Law, iHub, Radboud University
Another item is a workshop on predictive policing:
Predictive policing: promises and pitfalls
Predictive policing concerns the use of automated predictions about who will commit crime or when and where crime will occur. The police in the Netherlands uses CAS, the Crime Anticipation System. The system aims to predict where crime will occur: distinguishing blocks of 125×125 meter on the map of The Netherlands. This panel discusses questions such as: how effective is predictive policing in combatting crime? Are there risks, for instance related to discrimination? Do the advantages of predictive policing, such as efficiency, outweigh the disadvantages?
Interactive discussion, moderated by Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius
Discussants: the audience, and
* Gwen van Eijk, Amnesty International
* Kelly Vink, Policy worker at the Dutch Public Prosecutors Office
* Cynthia Liem, Associate Professor working on trustworthy AI, Delft University
* Lonneke Stevens, Professor of Criminal Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Look at the conference page for the full program.
About the PI.lab (source):
The Privacy & Identity Lab (aka the PI.lab) was founded on 11 November 2011 and is a collaboration between Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and TNO. The aim of this collaboration is to found a multidisciplinary, national and international centre of expertise for research and innovation in the area of digital privacy and identity. Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (SIDN) provided financial support for this initiative until the end of 2015.