Announcing the MozFest 2021 Dialogues & Debates
MozFest's signature speaker series will explore how AI intersects with power, labor, truth, and other issues.
Dialogues & Debates is MozFest's speakers series — a place for fiery conversations and compelling panels.
As this year's festival moves online, so will our Dialogues & Debates programming. Between March 8 and March 18, we'll broadcast deep discussions about biased algorithms; how AI is upending labor rights; how to build better data stewardship models; and much more. Festival participants will hear from 25 speakers from 10 countries.
Below, learn more about our Dialogues & Debates speakers and the schedule:
AI & Power | Monday, March 8 @ 12pm ET / 6pm CET
The AI in our daily lives reinforces historical power imbalances — across gender, across race, and across class. Is it possible to make more just AI systems mainstream? A panel featuring:
The Netherlands & Digital Rights | Tuesday, March 9 @ 1:15pm ET / 7:15pm CET
Leading Dutch experts assesses what their country is getting right about digital rights, with a focus on data sovereignty for citizens. A conversation featuring:
Tech Activism Through Art | Wednesday, March 10 @ 4:30pm ET / 10:30pm CET
Can art and entertainment fuel a global movement for internet health? A conversation featuring:
AI & Labor | Wednesday, March 10 @ 12pm ET / 6pm CET
Sprawling internet platforms and their sophisticated algorithms have created a new ecosystem of on-demand, app-facilitated services — but also a new labor class, stripped of traditional labor rights. A panel featuring:
Hunting Biased Algorithms | Thursday, March 11 @ 3:15pm ET / 9:15pm CET
Can bias bounties become as mainstream as bug bounties? A conversation featuring:
AI & Truth | Monday, March 15 @ 11am ET / 4pm CET
The AI powering our most influential communications platforms has a critical vulnerability: it rewards engagement, not truth or civility. Can AI be designed differently to avoid this pitfall? And if so, what conditions and incentives must be changed for this to be the case? A panel featuring:
Alternatives to Digital Ads | Tuesday, March 16 @ 2:15pm ET / 7:15pm CET
Can alternatives to invasive online ads become mainstream? A conversation featuring:
Briana Marbury, Executive Director, Interledger Foundation
AI & Data Futures | Wednesday, March 17 @ 10:30am ET / 3:30pm CET
The data that powers AI -- and increasingly, society -- is controlled by a handful of internet platforms. Can we make more decentralized ways of pooling and governing data mainstream? A panel featuring:
Open Source & the Pandemic | Thursday, March 18 @ 12pm ET / 5pm CET
Open-source technology and principles have been a potent force in slowing the spread of a deadly virus. A panel featuring: