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Do you know what they know? Challenges in a data-driven world

University of Bristol
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Knowledge is power, but who holds that knowledge and what do they know?

Four researchers from the University of Bristol take a hard look at the ethics of data acquisition and use. Automated decisions – those made entirely by computers – have real impacts on our lives, so how can we ensure that those decisions are fair? Research using electronic health records and genetic data can benefit the population, but at what cost to the individual? What are the ethical and political implications of permanently gathering real-time data to predict the next big disease outbreak? And now that the genomes of deadly viruses are known and readily available, what does this mean for biosecurity?

Join us for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities that a data-rich world presents.

Panel members: Alexis Bedolla Velazquez, Kacper Sokol, Samantha Saunders and Venexia Walker, with Professor Kate Robson Brown, Director of the Jean Golding Institute.

Event is from 6pm to 7:30pm, followed by a drinks reception.

Free and open to all.