Date September 28-29 | 2018
Venue Cornell Tech | Roosevelt Island
Algorithmic oversight is one of the defining policy problems of our age. Two dimensions of the problem are well appreciated: scale and complexity. But there is a third and equally important dimension, one that has gone comparatively unnoticed: speed. The characteristic time-scales of human decision-making range from years (for democratic deliberations) to a few hundred milliseconds (for instinctual reactions). But software is capable of making decisions far faster: in a matter of microseconds. This mismatch poses serious technical challenges and even deeper ones for managing and responding to algorithmic actions.
Six topical panels will cover warfare, financial markets, labor and manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, information security, and content moderation. Participants will discuss current, forthcoming, and potential changes in algorithmic speed in their respective domains and techniques for avoiding, detecting, mitigating, and responding to speed-abetted algorithmic mistakes and abuses. More info >
Speed 2018 is generously supported with a gift from Microsoft Corporation.