Hate Speech and Artificial Intelligence Tools

Date: 
31/01/2019 - 13:00 to 16:00
Venue: 
University Foundation, 11 Rue d'Egmont, 1000 Brussels

Hate speech, various forms of racism and xenophobia are spreading increasingly through social networks while machine-learning based techniques are becoming more efficient in tracking written and video content.

The goal of this CERRE roundtable is to explore the opportunities and the risks of using machine-learning techniques to fight hate speech. The event will also provide an opportunity to discuss the rules which should be adopted on platforms to maximise welfare and protect fundamental rights. 

 

  • Free for CERRE members and CERRE academics
  • Free for representatives from EU Institutions and from Governments
  • Fee for non-CERRE members and non-CERRE academics

 

This event is supported by 

               

 

 

 

12:30

Registration & light lunch

13:00

Welcome & introduction 
 

Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

13:10

Opening address
 

Michael O’Flaherty

Director,
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

 

13:30
Dialogue: The Use of Machine Learning algorithms to filter hate speech
 

Tom De Smedt

Senior Researcher, Computational Linguistics Research Group,
University of Antwerp 

 

 

Facebook

Artificial Intelligence Engineer
Facebook

 

 

14:15
Panel 1: Legal and ethical issues
 

See confirmed discussants below

15:00
Panel 2: Implication for policy and regulation
 

See confirmed discussants below

15:45
Closing address
 

Emmanuel Crabit

Director, Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law,
DG JUST, European Commission

 

16:00
Conslusion and way forward

16:15

Networking drink
   

Confirmed discussants

 

 

Camilla Bustani

Director, International Policy,
Ofcom

 

 

Sally Broughton Micova

Research Fellow, CERRE
Lecturer in Communications, Policy & Politics, University of East Anglia 

 

Angelo Cardani

President, 
AGCOM

 

 

Michèle Finck

Research Fellow, CERRE
Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition 

 

 

Winston Maxwell

Digital Law Expert

 

 

 

Maria Luisa Stasi

Senior Legal Officer, 
Article 19

 

 

Alexandre de Streel

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor, University of Namur

 

 

Milan Zubíček

EU Public Policy & Government Relations Manager,
Google

 

Thursday 31 January 2019, 13.00-16.00,
University Foundation, 11 Rue d'Egmont, 1000 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu


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