It was great fun to geek out with a knowledgeable host on anything recsys in HR, we touch on fairness, difficulties with delayed feedback signals, our RecSys in HR Workshop, and how I discover obscure rap music (OK, that’s not HR).
Yesterday evening I was a guest next to Dasha Simons (IBM) and Oumaima Hajri (Hogeschool Rotterdam) in Felix Meritis at the invitation of Laurens Vreekamp to talk about — among other things — fair AI, ethics, and algorithmic bias.
It was nice and important to be able to discuss these topics from an optimistic and pragmatic perspective, because algorithms — when designed thoughtfully — offer so much more than scary filter bubbles or addictive “social dilemmas.”
See the event page for more details
I’m excited to be joining a panel on “AI and Ethics” at the Reshaping Work 2022 Conference on October 14 at de Rode Hoed in Amsterdam, alongside Robert Seamans (New York University) and Anastasia Sergeeva (Vrije University Amsterdam). The panel will be chaired by Ting Li (Erasmus University Rotterdam).
On Friday, September 23 I am representing Randstad and giving a talk on “The future of work” at the DeLaMar theater, part of the UvA in DeLaMar seminar series.
At a conference in Utrecht I participated in a panel discussion alongside Hans de Zwart (HvA’s Centre of Expertise Applied AI), Rina Joosten-Rabou (Seedlink), Mildo van Staden (Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties) and Siri Beerends (SETUP).
I summarized my takeaways on LinkedIn, which I share below (in Dutch)plop
Update: see the opening talk I gave on what algorithms are, here: Mini-college “Hoe algoritmen ons leven vormgeven”
On Sunday, June 18th I will participate in a roundtable at De Balie on the power of algorithms, along with (a very nice lineup:) Wouter van Noort, Naomi Jacobs, Marjolein Lanzing, Rutger Rienks, and Hans de Zwart.
For more information (and tickets), see: De macht van data, De Balie.