On Thursday, 20 August, 12:00-13:30, Gernot Rieder and Catharina Rudschies of the “Ethics in IT” research group of the University of Hamburg, member of the GOAL research project, gave a talk about “Notes on the Political Economy of Welfare AI” during the virtual EASST/4S 2020 Conference. Rieder and Rudschies took a closer look at the political economy of welfare AI, with particular attention to the expanding role of the private sector in either supporting or delivering public services. More specifically, they shed some light on the business behind welfare tech, the types of corporations involved, and the nature of the emerging public-private partnerships in some of the most sensitive areas of government operation.
For a closer look, see https://www.inf.uni-hamburg.de/en/inst/ab/eit/about/newsfeed/2020/20200820-easst-4s.html
The precise programme of the conference can be found under https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/