VOILA! 2024 seminar #3

Published on May 14, 2024 Updated on May 22, 2024

on the May 23, 2024

from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Inria Sophia Antipolis (Amphi Kahn Morgenstern) and online



4:00 pm
Sachil Singh, York University

AI & Biases: "The Datafication of Healthcare: An eye on racial surveillance and unintended algorithmic biases"

Algorithms are increasingly used in healthcare to improve hospital efficiency, reduce costs, and better inform patient diagnoses and treatment plans. When implemented, it might appear to end-users that algorithms are abstract, autonomous, and detached from their designers. To the contrary, I present preliminary findings from ongoing interviews with data scientists to challenge perceptions of algorithms as objective, neutral, and unbiased technologies. I also share concerns with patient surveillance, particularly for the collection of race data that allegedly improves healthcare algorithms. When coupled with healthcare practitioners’ own racial biases, the compounding impact is one that can deepen already existing racial inequalities even beyond healthcare.

5:00 - 6:00 pm
Anne Vuillemin (Université Côte d’Azur) and Valentina Tirloni (Université Côte d’Azur)

Panel discussion (English and French)

Anne Vuillemin is a full professor in Science and Technology of Physical and Sporting Activities (STAPS) at Université Côte d’Azur, and Valentina Tirloni is an associate professor in philosophy at Université Côte d’Azur.

Free, compulsory registration for the VOILA! seminar on May 23
More information about VOILA! 2024 seminars

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