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Brown Bag Lunch Presentation and Evening Panel with Professor Sandra Wachter

Professor Sandra Wachter, an expert in technology and regulation at the University of Oxford, will be joining two special events on Monday, June 5th. Firstly, she will present her paper “The Theory of Artificial Immutability: Protecting Algorithmic Groups under Anti-Discrimination Law” during a Brown Bag Lunch Presentation at the TUM Think Tank. Secondly, she will participate in an evening panel discussion on Generative AI alongside other experts from the Generative AI Task Force. The panel will explore the current state and future prospects of Generative AI, followed by a reception.

Brown Bag Lunch Presentation (13:00 - 14:00): Professor Wachter will be presenting her paper, “The Theory of Artificial Immutability: Protecting Algorithmic Groups under Anti-Discrimination Law” at the TUM Think Tank from 13:00 - 14:00. In her presentation, Professor Wachter will discuss the rise in the use of artificial intelligence for making pivotal decisions, such as the success of a job application or of a university admission. In order to support these decisions, AI often categorizes individuals into groups that have not been previously used by humans. These algorithmic groups are not covered by non-discrimination law, which is an important aspect that needs to be covered, as decisions based on these types of groupings can be harmful. This protection will be challenging as the European Court of Justice has historically been reluctant to extend the law to cover new groups.  She will present her argument on why algorithmic groups should be protected by non-discrimination law and will show how this could be achieved.

Evening Panel (17:30 - 19:00): Professor Wachter will also take part in a panel discussion with members of our Generative AI Task Force; including Professor Enkelejda Kasneci, Professor Urs Gasser, and other members. They will be discussing the current standings and the future of Generative AI. This event will also be hosted in the TUM Think Tank from 17:30 – 19:00 with a small reception afterward.


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