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Democracy in the age of algorithms

Institutional and Political Issues
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Date: Tuesday, 07 November 2017 15:00 - 16:30

Venue: European Parliament  |  City: Ixelles, Belgium

THE EVENT IS SOLD-OUT 
We are still happy if you send us an email to tinderpolitics@discosour.net and if you want to ask us more questions about the topic and about DISCO SOUR. 

Event Hosted by Brando Benifei, MEP S&D Group. 

Keynote: Giuseppe Porcaro, author of disco sour. 
Debate: Brando Benifei, MEP S&D Group | Juha-Pekka Nurvala, Advisor, EPP | Marietje Schaake, MEP ALDE Group | Dan Sobovitz, speechwriter. 
Moderation: Jennifer Baker, tech policy and digital rights journalist.

With the release of Swipe the Vote last year, Tinder broke new ground in the USA by claiming to be able to match voters with their dream-perfect presidential candidate. The matchmaking app tried to make voting sexy by employing its same cut-to-the-chase dating method. Who would bother to vote in the future if a set of sophisticated algorithms just identified, by trawling your data mine, your ideal candidate, or your policy options, just like Netflix or Spotify predicts your next TV series or your new lovable tunes? How would democracy look like in the future? How would the algorithms influence policymaking? Which skills will be needed by policymakers? What the role of political parties? 

These will be some of the questions we will discuss together at the event.

The event is inspired by the research work I've made during the writing of my first novel, DISCO SOUR, the existential odyssey of a heartsick politician to save a war-torn, post-austerity Europe from algorithmic autocracy. 
I’ve finished the manuscript and you can help to bring the book to life by pre-ordering a copy to support its crowdfunding on https://unbound.com/books/disco-sour#EUevents

 

 

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