IViR Lecture: Governing AI’s Intermediaries

Like much of the digital economy before it, AI is consolidating into a platform business model. Intermediaries in this space are appearing around every corner, to provide data, computing and storage, to host open-source models, to train, tweak, and provide ethical guarantees, and to shape and control the interaction between AI and the devices we have in our pockets. At the same time, discussion around the governance of AI are jet-setting into the fanciful. What if we focussed less on controlling a mythical runaway autonomous system, and more on the intervention points on the ground, scrutinising the ways that lead businesses within algorithmic supply chains are shaping interactions for their own benefit, and to extract their own value?

In this lecture, Dr. Michael Veale will walk through aspects of the emerging business models of AI, the ways they are similar to challenges that have come before, and the ways they might truly present new challenges. This lecture will draw on 4 recent pieces of work in this space with colleagues from HKUST, WZB and U Cambridge.

Date: 15 March 2024
Time: 15:30 – 16:45 CET (Amsterdam)
– IViR Room, REC A5.24, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam.
– Online via Zoom (you will receive the Zoomlink via e-mail on the morning of the lecture).

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