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REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED for our discussion on Data & #AI, that we are hosting tomorrow (Jan 28) - we have a great line up of speakers & a tremendous response for attending these sessions - our agenda & reading list here: medianama.com/2021/01/223-ev…

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We are looking at the Impact of Data Policies on Artificial Intelligence, in context of upcoming regulations (#PDP Bill, #NPD Framework) and will kick-start our discussion with opening remarks by @RahulAPanicker from @WadhwaniAI at 2:15 pm IST

@cis_india #TechPolicy #AI

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Our first session - Data & Utility - will see Bala Narayanan (@Early_Salary), @meghnaskumar (@crediwatch), @Lyciast (@tattlemade) & @VidushiMarda discuss data collection, using #AI to generate insights & the utility for real-world decision making

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The removal of Paytm and Paytm First Games from the Google Play Store covers two interesting #techpolicy issues:

1. Platform Power: Google and Apple have an operating system duopoly. Remember that you can't upload an app store app on the Google Play Store. Thus
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They have the power of the default. It's also an app store duopoly. They leverage this duopoly to control entire ecosystems, and effectively control the app economy of a country. The TRAI Chairman @rssharma has spoken about "platform neutrality". Can they ban apps from
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their platform, without repercussions? Of course they can, as a pvt platform. They don't want to enable realmoney gaming & gambling? That's their prerogative. But there's a challenge when apps don't have any other significant options.

2. Realmoney gaming: This is where it
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I'm noticing some cool looking virtual tech policy events coming up!

I'll post them here for those of us that need some stimulation beyond the myriad COVID new. /1
And another from @BKCHarvard.

Virtual Event: Why Fairness Cannot Be Automated
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN EU NON-DISCRIMINATION LAW & AI

cyber.harvard.edu/events/virtual…
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The @StanfordHAI (Human-centered #AI) Conference on #AiEthics, Policy, & Governance is getting started, live stream below. Speaker list is fantastic. Will be tweeting.

#machinelearning #data4good
@StanfordHAI "Silicon Valley, we have a problem" opens @erikbryn

Speaks to the 'great decoupling' - where productivity and GDP expand with technology, but don't take household incomes with them.

Part of the problem is lower-paid occupations have more automate-able tasks.
@StanfordHAI @erikbryn Both @Susan_Athey and @erikbryn speaking to ML adoption in private sector and the important distinction between labor replacing vs. labor augmenting #automation.

The "Suitability for Machine Learning" or SML scores from this
@MIT_IDE is useful here: ide.mit.edu/sites/default/… #ai
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Head of German anti-trust regulator Andreas Mundt warns we should not just worry about GAFA (Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook), but also about BAT - Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, soon to enter the European market. #dataprotection Image
In a neat pastiche of the looming power of data in competition, Mundt has European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli looming over him via stream. Tellingly for EU policy-making, they are speaking in the Bavarian representation smack behind the EP. #TechPolicy
Mundt lays out the reformist case for addressing competition imbalances through data dominance by Google and Facebook. He talks about the Facebook case the German authorities were prosecuting on the merger with WhatsApp.
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