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Monday, October 12 • 13:00 - 14:30
Digital Workshop: Decisions and Algorithms – Where do you stand?

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The Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand and Toi Āria: Design for Public Good, invites you to take part in a workshop to share your thoughts about how algorithms are used in decision-making in our country.
An algorithm is a set of instructions designed to perform a specific task. Some examples of where computers use algorithms which you may be familiar with include:
·        online streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, Spotify
·        search engines like Google and Yahoo
·        the processing of online applications for public services such as passports, benefits, and the prioritising of medical services.
We’ll be sharing a number of algorithm examples with you and asking you to tell us what you think.

Don’t let the word ‘algorithms’ put you off — we promise it will be a lively and fascinating session, and you will help us produce some concrete recommendations that the government, and other organisations, can take to ensure that ADM is trusted and that, as a nation, we make the most of these powerful technologies.

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Anna Brown

Associate Professor, Toi Āria — Design for Public Good, Massey University
Anna Brown is a design researcher, educator and practitioner whose expertise is in participatory design. Her research focuses on deliberative engagement, participatory policy design and design-led innovation. She leads Toi Āria: Design for Public Good, a research centre in the College... Read More →
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Marianne Elliott

Co-Director, The Workshop
Marianne is a legally-trained researcher, strategist and communicator who has used story-based research, advocacy and campaigning to influence policy in New Zealand and elsewhere over the past two decades. Examples of her recent work include the Out of the Maze report on digital divides... Read More →

Monday October 12, 2020 13:00 - 14:30 NZDT