Ethical, Accountable and Transparent Algorithms

By Sunday February 7th, 2021 June 13th, 2022 PROJECTS GOBLAB

This is an unprecedented project in Chile for ethical data management. It will develop models and standards that incorporate ethical considerations for the procurement and use of automated decision-making algorithms at state agencies.

Ethical, Accountable and Transparent Algorithms

This is an unprecedented project in Chile for ethical data management. It will develop models and standards that incorporate ethical considerations for the procurement and use of automated decision-making algorithms at state agencies.

This project, executed by Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, is part of the IDB Group’s fAIr LAC initiative, which seeks to promote the ethical and responsible application of artificial intelligence within the region, helping the public and private sector to improve the provision of social services and the development of social impact companies.

Under the title “Market Opportunities for Technology Companies: Public Procurement of Accountable, Ethical and Transparent Algorithms”, we will work on two fronts.

First, we will work on building capacities to incorporate ethical standards among technology companies that provide automated decision-making algorithms and artificial intelligence to the public sector. And second, we will encourage the public procurement system to consider ethical data management within their standards and purchasing requirements.

Among other initiatives, the project considers:

– Training programs for incorporating ethical aspects aimed at both public sector officials and representatives of technology companies.

– Execution of pilots for the public procurement of automated decision-making algorithms, with support throughout their implementation.

– Outreach activities that educate on ethical standards in data management both in the public and private sector.

Multisectoral Interdisciplinary Collaboration

The participants in the execution of this project are the School of Government and the Faculties of Engineering and Science and Liberal Arts of UAI, thanks to funding from the IDB Lab (the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank), and in strategic partnership with ChileCompra, the Digital Government Division of the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, and Magical, a business accelerator specialized in supporting digital startups.

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Executive Director, Ethical Algorithms Project

Pamela Urrea

MBA from Macquarie University and Universidad de Chile, Master’s in Innovation Management from U. Barcelona, UC Industrial Civil Engineer.

Industrial Civil Engineer with an Environmental Major from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Double MBA degree from Macquarie University (Australia) and Universidad de Chile, Master’s in Innovation Management from Universidad de Barcelona, and Diploma in Climate Change from Universidad de Chile.
More than 18 years of experience in Innovation Management and R+D, Change Management, and Project Assessment and Management, leading and coordinating various teams in the private, public and academic sectors at organizations such as Grupo CAP, Innova CORFO, ENEL, CODELCO and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Agile, flexible and with strategic vision.
Director GobLab

María Paz Hermosilla

Master of Public Administration, NYU. Director of GobLab UAI, Academic Director of the Big Data for Public Policies Diploma Course.

Master of Public Administration, New York University, United States, 2016.
Journalist, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2004.
Director of GobLab UAI, the public innovation lab of the UAI School of Government, whose mission is to contribute to the transformation of the public sector through data science. She is the Academic Director of the Big Data for Public Policies Diploma Course, where she teaches ethical data management. Her area of expertise is public innovation, specifically how technology transforms the government, and innovations such as Big Data, open data, crowdsourcing and labs. As a research fellow at The Governance Lab of New York University, she worked in projects with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Organization of American States. From 2012 to 2014, she was Head of the Citizen Relations and Information Management Unit of the Public Works Ministry, where she led the redesign of citizen assistance services and the transparency and open data initiatives. From 2010 to 2011, she worked at the Ministries of Energy and Economy. She is a consulting fellow at The Governance Lab in New York. She is part of two government advisory committees: the Committee of Experts for the creation of a National Artificial Intelligence Policy (Ministry of Science) and the Ministerial Advisory Committee for the Transparency, Quality and Impact of Public Spending (Ministry of Finance).
Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts

Marcos Alonso

European Doctor of Philosophy, UCM. Assistant Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts.

European Doctor of Philosophy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2017. His research areas are Bioethics, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Technique and Philosophical Anthropology. His interests are focused on some of the most relevant ethical problems today, mainly those that have to do with the relationship between technology and the human condition. He is also a specialist in Ortega y Gasset’s thought, whose philosophy he has used to address issues such as ecology or transhumanism. He has published various articles about these topics in prestigious journals.
Professor, School of Communications and Journalism

Arturo Arriagada

PhD of Sociology and Master of Media and Communications, London School of Economics. Associate Professor at the UAI School of Communications and Journalism.

At the UAI School of Communications and Journalism, he teaches and researches about digital work, platform economy and the role of algorithms in the organization of labor dynamics in the “gig economy". Director of Cultura Social Media (www.culturasocialmedia.com), a laboratory of digital communication studies belonging to the UAI School of Communications and Journalism. Director of the Fairwork project in Chile (fair.work), whose purpose is to research and promote good labor practices in the "gig economy”.
Research Associate

Romina Garrido

Attorney from Universidad de Valparaíso, Master’s in New Technologies Law from U. de Chile.

Diploma in Computer Law. Certified in Cybersecurity Leadership and Strategy by Florida International University, United States. She collaborates with the Ibero-American Data Protection Network since 2008 and is the founder of the Datos Protegidos NGO. She specializes in personal data protection, has taught numerous courses and seminars in Chile and abroad, and is currently an advisor for the public and private sector. In 2019, she was a finalist in the Leading Lawyers Ranking in the Data Protection category and was named an outstanding woman in cybersecurity by the Chilean Cybersecurity Alliance.
Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts

Cristián Rettig

Doctor of Philosophy, University College London, 2018. MSc in Political Theory, London School of Economics. Bachelor of Philosophy, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

His areas of interest are analytical political philosophy, analytical philosophy of law, legal theory and metaethics. His work has been published in international journals such as the Journal of Social Philosophy, Prolegomena – Journal of Philosophy, and shortly, the Journal of Philosophical Research (2021). He has presented his work in international workshops at University College London, University of Manchester, University of Warwick, Universidad Autónoma de México, etc. He has taught seminars for master’s students at University College London. He is an active member of the “UK-Latin America (Analytical) Political Philosophy Network”. He’s an Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Liberal Arts since December 2017, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses.
Professor, UAI Faculty of Engineering and Science

Gonzalo Ruz

PhD in Machine Learning from Cardiff University, United Kingdom. Full Professor and Director of Research and Innovation at the UAI Faculty of Engineering and Science.

Electrical Civil Engineer and Master of Engineering Sciences with a major in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de Chile, and PhD from Cardiff University, UK. Full Professor and Research Director at the Faculty of Engineering and Science of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. His research lines include machine learning, evolutionary computation, data mining, genetic regulatory network models and complex systems. For more information, visit: https://gonzaloruz.com
Postdoctoral Researcher

Reinel Tabares

PhD of Engineering - Computer Science Line, U. Autónoma de Manizales. Master of Engineering – Industrial Automation, U. Nacional de Colombia.

Reinel Tabares Soto is an Electronic Engineer from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a Systems Engineer from Universidad de Caldas, Master of Industrial Automation from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and PhD of Engineering - Computer Science Line from Universidad Autónoma de Manizales. His academic work focuses on machine learning, data mining, high-performance computing, bioinformatics and modeling-simulation of dynamic systems. His master’s thesis was on parallel programming on heterogeneous architectures, and his doctoral thesis was about convolutional neural networks for a steganalysis of images in the spatial domain.

Since 2017, he has worked at the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOS) as leader of the scientific computing area, manager of the HPC cluster and researcher on topics related to his lines of work.

Starting in 2020, he served at the ICT and Competitiveness Secretariat of the City of Manizales and at the company People Contact as a digital transformation and artificial intelligence consultant.

He is a professor, researcher and coordinator of the electronic engineering program at Universidad Autónoma de Manizales since 2014, where he leads the projects entitled: Towards an Understanding of Plant Genomes of Productive Interest Using Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence and HPC Techniques, COVID-19 Detection Using X-Ray Images from Convolutional Neural Networks, and Convolutional Neural Networks for a Steganalysis of Images in the Spatial Domain.

For more information, visit:
https://scienti.minciencias.gov.co/cvlac/visualizador/generarCurriculoCv.do?cod_rh=0001614703&lang=es

Communications, Ethical Algorithms Project

Ximena Poblete

Journalist from P. Universidad Católica de Chile. Consultant in Organizational Communications.

Journalist from P. Universidad Católica de Chile with a Diploma in Strategic Sustainability Management (PUCV, 2019) and another in Organizational Happiness (UAI, 2015), two key components for the integral management and understanding of organizational communications.
Thesis Candidate

Gonzalo Brizuela

Computer Science Engineer, Diploma in Project Management and Data Scientist for IBM.

Computer Science Engineer, Diploma in Project Management, Data Scientist (IBM), Product Owner and Scrum Master. He is currently pursuing the Master’s in Engineering Sciences program at the University’s Faculty of Engineering and Sciences and developing his master’s thesis on the role of software engineering in the development of artificial intelligence and ethical software.

Since 2014, he has worked as a software engineer at various private companies, leading multidisciplinary teams that include teachers, developers, designers, students and business units. During this period, he has specialized in digital transformation, continuous improvement, strategic planning and management of technological projects.

His areas of interest are software design and development, complex systems, artificial intelligence, social sciences and philosophy.

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