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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Gender in Algorithmic Systems

Date and time

25 April 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Technische Universität München
Marsstraße 20-22
80335 Munich

Target group

Scholars of all genders


Technische Universität München

Participation cost




Registration deadline

15 April 2019
Register here

Further information and programme

Symposium website

Algorithm-based decision processes increasingly have an influence on consumer decisions, accessibility, and the lifestyles of people in our society. Self-learning algorithmic systems learn from real-world data — and thus also reproduce existing inequality and discrimination. So how can we handle algorithmic systems responsibly? How can they be designed to treat people fairly, without bias or prejudice? How can we prevent cases of people being misjudged by facial recognition systems due to their skin color, or women seeming less suited to a profession due to their underrepresentation in it? What can be done to ensure that algorithmic systems do not transfer data unnoticed into another context, e.g. from private social media into the professional sphere? And what opportunities do well-made algorithmic systems present for bringing about more fairness and justice? These are among the questions that will be posed and discussed at the 4th GEWINN symposium “Gender in algorithmic systems”.

Participation in the symposium is free of charge. The symposium will be held in German. For further information and to view the programme, visit the symposium website.

Photo: Christian Schmid

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