Paneldiscussion: The Pitfalls of Bad Practices in Genetic Big Data and AI

How important are ethical standards in the collection, use and analysis of personal data by artificial intelligence?

Their importance has been dramatically underlined by the ethically questionable collection of DNA data from minorities such as Uyghurs, Tibetans and Roma. DNA data from these ethnic minorities has been and continues to be used in large-scale research projects in highly questionable ways, usually without the consent and knowledge of the individuals concerned, which not only leads to distorted results due to ignorance and overrepresentation, but in the worst cases also to de-anonymization and stigmatization. We will get to the bottom of this question at the joint panel discussion "The Pitfalls of Bad Practices in Genetic Big Data and AI" organized by the ECDF, the Einstein Foundation Berlin and the es QUEST Center at the Berlin Institute of Health of Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Yves Moreau, winner of the Einstein Foundation's 2023 Individual Prize for the Promotion of Quality in Research, will open the event with a short keynote speech on what kind of educational work is needed in science, politics and society, who should and can do it and where, and what concrete standards should be agreed upon. Moreau, Helena Mihaljević, ECDF Professor of Data Science at HTW Berlin, Susanne Schreiber, Einstein Professor of Theoretical Neurophysiology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Vince Madai, team leader for "Responsible Algorithms" and Principal Investigator at the QUEST Center for Responsible Research at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité Berlin. The event will be moderated by Philipp Hacker, who holds the Chair of Law and Ethics of the Digital Society at the European New School of Digital Studies (ENS) at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).  will then discuss these issues. 
Following the event, we invite you to a small get-together.

March 14, 2024, 2 - 4 pm at the Einstein Center Digital Future
Registration and livestream //here