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Netconf is a platform for network engineers, ISPs, government representatives from telecom and IT departments, civil society groups, policy makers, providers of networking solutions, tech and law groups and activists, among others to discuss the technical, economic and social aspects of running networks and infrastructure, and access. See https://hasgeek.com/rootconf/netconf-2020/proposals#call-for-proposal for more details about topics.
The first edition of Netconf is an unconference, where participants can propose topics, suggest speakers and session formats. The event’s agenda will be set by participants. There will be room for open sessions for participants to propose topics/ideas/sessions on the morning of the event itself.
Date: Friday, 27 March 2020
Venue: TERI auditorium, Domlur, Bangalore
Time: 9 AM to 6:30 PM followed
Post-conference programme: reading of Michael W. Lucas’s works on tech-fiction followed by dinner.
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Entry for children at Netconf: Children of all ages are welcome at Netconf. Entry for children is free. If you are bringing child/children under age 1, mention it when filling your ticket details. This will help us to arrange facilities for care.
Participants are welcome to propose sessions and activities for engaging children at Netconf.
Resist the Robo-Censors!
Algorithmic content moderation tools are increasingly being embedded within online platforms in order to censor, filter, flag, promote or deter certain forms of information. The rise of predictive methods within ‘artificial intelligence’ or machine learning are increasingly being relied upon as robust mechanisms to ensure online content governance, often through legal instruments, including in the EU and in India. However, these technologies are likely to compound the opaque and unaccountable nature of speech governance by platforms, implicating both online freedom of expression as well as online privacy. This talk will address the challenges that the rise of algorithmic content moderation poses to online speech, and how legal and institutional governance can address these harms.
My session will proceed as follows:
- An overview of online content moderation practices and the legal and institutional logics of online speech governance.
- An overview of technologies and techniques employing algorithmic content moderation.
- The legitimisation and legislation of algorithmic cenroship - the case of the EU Copyright Directive and the (draft) Indian Intermediary Guidelines.
- Tech won’t save us - the perils of AI in regulating speech.
- Recentering due process and institutional governance in online speech regulation.
I am an independent lawyer and legal researcher, with an interest in the interface of public law, civil liberties and technology. I am presently a Mozilla Fellow working on public interest technology policy, particularly in the realm of AI and automated decision making. I also contribute to the SpicyIP blog.
- My personal website: divij.me
- My writing on Indian Intermediary Guidelines: https://spicyip.com/2019/01/draft-intermediary-guidelines-rules-will-undermine-fair-dealing-and-access-to-knowledge-online.html / https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3326368
- On the EU Copyright Directive: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/european-copyright-directive-what-it-and-why-has-it-drawn-more-controversy-any
- On algorithms and contextual speech: http://spheres-journal.org/the-difference-that-difference-makes/
- Online copyright enforcement: https://law.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Accountability-in-Algorithmic-Copyright-Enforcement.pdf