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Astrid Mager und Hong Phuc Dang: How to create your own AI device with SUSI.AI – An Open Source Platform for Conversational Web

How to Become a High-Tech Anti-Discrimination Activist Collective

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Library (Learning Center, Conference Room),

The workshop introduces SUSI components like SUSI’s technology stack, its wiki-like skill editor and hardware prototype; participants work together to create a simple bot, develop new skills and test them. A reflection on data bias and algorithmic discrimination invites to collectively think about creating non-discriminatory digital technologies.
No programming skills required. Bring your laptop for the hands-on experiments.

Registration required: and mail to: by 07.09.2020. 15 participants max.; participants may be filmed and photographed

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Astrid Mager is a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Technology Assessment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) and teaches at the Institute of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna. She is currently working on her habilitation project “Algorithmic Imaginaries. Visions and Values in the Shaping of Search Engines” (funded by the Austrian Science Fund, FWF, grant number: V511-G29). Twitter: | 

Hong Phuc Dang is an Open Source advocate with more than 10 years of experience in IT development and community building. She currently serves as Vice President of the Open Source Initiative. In 2009, Hong Phuc co-founded FOSSASIA, an organization dedicated to improving quality of life through open technologies, knowledge and the promotion of global networking and sustainable production. Twitter: | Linkedin: | GitHub:

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