Panels and Meetups
Panel Discussion: Raising Europe’s New(s) Voice Assistants
Friday 03/13, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at Fairmont, Manchester A, 101 Red River.
The panel consists of but is not limited to: Jolien Van De Griendt (RTL Nieuws e.a. NL media) & Sam Warnaars (Merkle)
“”Hey Google, what’s going on with voice and media in Europe?” BBC (UK), Bayerischer Rundfunk (DE) and RTL Nieuws (NL), leaders in Voice & Media in Europe, discuss the opportunities and challenges of Voice. What’s the best strategy to deal with the domination of Google and Amazon? How do we guarantee impartiality and journalistic quality? How do you create the perfect Voice experience for news? And how does the European perspective differ from the US and China? With the combined areas of expertise of our panelists (AI & NLP to journalism & innovation to communication research & game design), this panel will captivate you with an in depth discussion about the failures, successes and future promises of Voice in media.”
For more info: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2020/events/PP1132724
Panel Discussion: Cities for Humans: Scaling Solutions for Health
Sunday 03/15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am at JW Marriott, Salon AB, 110 E 2nd Street.
The panel consists of but is not limited to: Evelyne de Leeuw (Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation / CHETRA aan de University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australie)
“The diseases that humanity faces today are very different from a century ago. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), are collectively responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide. The rise of NCDs has been driven by risk factors, as physical inactivity, tobacco use, harmful consumption of alcohol, and unhealthy diets. Considering that people will live 120 years, it’s important to rethink our behaviour to minimize these risk factors. We need to establish collaboration and find solutions to prevent diseases and improve population health in a sustainable way. The speakers will show initiatives where the use of technology, big data and design help us to reshape urban environments and health systems to enable this transformation and move faster for a future with a healthier society.”
For more info: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2020/events/PP106301
Meetup: Gentrification & Inclusive Smart Human Cities
Sunday 03/15, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, at Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 410, 500 East 4th Street.
With Professor Christel de Maeyer from TU Eindhoven.
“In general, today we see a disappearance of a middle class society. The world is in a big shift going through a digital revolution and globalization. In addition, lots of people are on the move, fleeing their countries for several reasons: climate change or political climate, to name a few. Cities need to prepare for diversity and growth being socially inclusive. As San Francisco or the bigger area Silicon Valley is the epicenter of these digital changes and developments, it suffers the most from the gap between rich and poor. We will use this case as a conversation starter to look at the future of smart human cities. With the evolution of technologies today, we can measure almost everything. How are we going to use these technologies wisely and transparently, including ethics and accountability?”
For more info: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2020/events/PP97985
Panel Discussion: Doing Responsible AI: Labs, Trusts & Standards
Monday 03/16, from 11 am – 12 pm, at Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B, 500 E 4th Street.
The panel consists of but is not limited to Ben Zevenbergen from Princeton University.
“We’ve all read the news articles and heard our most prominent voices espouse the need for ethical and responsible AI, but what does that actually look like? This panel will explore how we can, and need to, move beyond discussions, whitepapers, and even principle setting to ensure AI systems are being designed, built, trained, and managed in a way which reflects our ethical expectations. This unique group of researchers and industry leaders are each working on tangible solutions for the quantifiable evaluation and protection of AI inputs, most notably the data and algorithms that are fueling these systems. Through the establishment of international standards, the creation of data trusts, and hands-on ethics labs this panel will share current work to mitigate bias and ensure fairness in AI.”
For more info: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2020/events/PP104777
Panel Discussion: Sound and Cities: Designing for a Better Future
Friday 03/20, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, at JW Marriott, Salon E, 110 E 2nd Street.
The panel consists, but is not limited to David van der Leer.
“Is our blaring modern soundscape harming our health? Cities are noisy places and while people are pretty good at tuning it out on a day-to-day basis, our sonic environments have serious, long-term impacts on our mental and physical health. But while cities have more noise laws than ever, over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, experiencing way too much noise. Join experts on architecture & design, environmental research and music composition as we discuss how sound impacts everything from productivity and attention to physical well-being. Leave with ideas on how to design for a better sonic future in our urban communities.”
More more info: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2020/events/PP104310