MEETUP SATURDAY: Community Forum on Algorithmic Bias in NYC #ADSCommunityForum @NAACP_LDF

livestreamOn Saturday December 7 2019, from 11am-3pm (14:00-18:00 UTC), the Internet Society NY Chapter (ISOC-NY) will join the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) and co-partners to host Automating Bias: How Computers Are Making Decisions About Your Life. New York City agencies are relying on algorithms or Automated Decision Systems (ADSs) to make decisions about every major area of New Yorkers’ lives, including Public Housing, Education, Employment, Child Welfare, and Policing. While ADSs are pitched as being “objective,” these technologies frequently target and harm communities of color, low-income residents, youths, immigrants and religious communities, communities with disabilities, and more. This is a community-led event to learn more about this widely-used technology, and how NYC residents can demand change in its adoption and operation. The event will be webcast live on the Internet Society Livestream Channel.