Ethics in AI Colloquium | Was Data Protection a Mistake? The Case for Non-Data-based Technology Governance

Professor Elizabeth Renieris, Professor John Tasioulas, Professor Yuval Shany, Professor Martin Sheinin
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17:00 - 18:30
Institute for Ethics in AI - Online Event
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Lectures and seminars
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Abstract: Ever-pervasive technology poses a clear and present danger to human dignity and autonomy, as many have pointed out. And yet, for the past 50 years, we have been so busy protecting data that we have failed to protect people. Crafted in a time of computerized databases, clear binaries, and graphical user interfaces, laws focused on data protection, data privacy, and data security have unintentionally failed to protect core human values, including privacy. And, as our collective obsession with data has grown, we have, to our peril, lost sight of what’s truly at stake in relation to technological development—our dignity and autonomy as people. In a world beyond the database, with cyberphysical dimensions and novel user interfaces, we urgently need a non-data-based approach to technology governance, rooted in a broad array of human rights.

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