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Webinar: Ethics of quantification

5th February 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm

14.00-16.45 CET, online

This webinar features a panel including STEPS co-director Andy Stirling, alongside Andrea Saltelli and Wendy Espeland.

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Numbers are at the core of the nexus between technoscience, society and the new media. The potential of numbers to inflict harm is on par or superior to those of any other technologies, when we consider both visible and invisible numbers, e.g. the use of artificial intelligence and big data algorithms. And yet, numbers are so deeply entrenched in our existence that we barely reflect on them critically any more.

Following the publication of the Nature commentary last June on ‘Five ways to ensure that models serve society’, which was focused on modelling, we propose a broader discussion on the ethics and politics of quantification. How can we develop frameworks for observation, critique and improvement of the social uses of quantification?

Chair: Ismael Rafols (CWTS, Leiden Univ.)

This webinar is organized by CWTS Hub on Engagement and Responsibility in R&I.

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5th February 2021
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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