COLOSSAL DATA X THE FUTURE
Location: Theater Kikker
The value of Big Data and intelligent systems mostly lies in the promise that we can make better estimates of the future with them. But is that really true? Who and what determines the learning process and settings of these systems? ‘Predictive analytics’ and ‘predictive policing’ are issues that are as controversial as they are hot. Time for a social, political and ethical debate. Ramon Amaro investigates the ethical implications of Big Data at the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Rutger Rienks authored the book Predictive Policing: Taking a Chance for a Safer Future. The two of them are joined by Frank Rieger from the Chaos Computer Club (Berlin) and freelance data scientist Egge van der Poel for a discussion.
For more information on Predictive Policing: click here
Ramon Amaro― Speaker
Ramon Amaro is an Associate Lecturer in Critical Computational Theory at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University, London. He holds advanced degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Sociological Research. He is Assistant Editor of the open access journal, Big Data & Society and founder and lead researcher at the machine learning and artificial intelligence research collective, SambaRhino.com.
Rutger Rienks― Speaker
Rutger Rienks is head of the Business Intelligence department of the central devision of the Dutch National Police. He graduated as an MSc. in computer science at the University of Twente in Enschede in The Netherlands an holds a PhD. in Human Media Interaction from the same university. For the last eight years he worked for the Dutch National Police on various positions.
Frank Rieger― Speaker
Frank Rieger has been active in the field of digital security almost 20 years now and has worked and published extensively on many aspects of the influence technology and the net have on society, citizen rights and politics. He has co-authored expert opinons for the german constitutional court on subjects like voting computers and data retention. Professionally he works as CTO for a company that manufactures secure communications products.
Egge Van der Poel― Speaker
Egge is a Clinical Data Scientist at the Erasmus Medical Centre and Freelance Data Scientist. In his work he ties the (future) possibilities of data analytics to the current needs of professionals. He aims to provide professionals the best evidence at the right time to support decision making. With a background in Elementary Particle Physics, his experience in consulting and hands-on knowledge about the value of data analytics he will contribute to the panel discussion on Predictive Analytics. How can we reach tailor-made predictions (e.g. for treatment efficacy) and how does this impact the doctor-patient relationship? More information about Egge van der Poel can be found here.
Pim Verlaek― Moderator
A long-standing acquaintance of the Impakt Festival. From 2009 until 2013 Pim Verlaek worked as a project manager and curator at Impakt. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies in 2008 and in 2012 a Master’s degree in New Media & Digital Culture followed. In 2013 he started working for Dutch contemporary arts magazine Metropolis M as a researcher and digital publications analist. He is currently working as a functional consultant at Icemobile.