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Free public lecture | Decision-making: Human vs machine – register now

Public lecture

Following the launch of the Algorithm report in October, Stats NZ and AUT's Centre for Social Data Analytics are co-sponsoring a free public lecture by international algorithm ethics expert Lorena Jaume-Palasi.

Drawing on her international experience, Lorena will introduce the ‘human versus machine’ decision-making ecosystem. She'll look at the major differences between human and algorithm-assisted decision-making and share the trends she's seeing internationally.

The lecture will include a Q&A session.

The details

When | Wednesday 5 December (4pm).

Where | AUT's city campus (Sir Paul Reeves Building), 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland.


The use of algorithms in decision-making is growing steadily, so it has never been more important to understand how algorithm-assisted decisions differ from human decisions, and what good practice looks like.

Lorena  will focus on the key issues that algorithms tend to raise for governments, organisations and communities and how those concerns, like ethics and bias, can be navigated and algorithm-assisted decision-making done well.

About Lorena Jaume-Palasi

Lorena is the founder of non-profit advocacy organisation AlgorithmWatch (Berlin) and of non-profit research and advocacy organization the Ethical Tech Society (Berlin). Her work focuses on the philosophy of law and ethics of automatisation and digitisation. She:

  • serves as the head of the secretariat of the German Internet Governance Forum
  • is a member of the Spanish Government’s High Level Expert Council on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
  • consults to international institutions, governments and corporations
  • writes and lectures on data protection, privacy, discrimination and the public sphere.


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