CEMS Webinar Series: Democracy & Predictive Policing

Talking about predictive policing many of us probably think about the fascinating and scary world described by Steven Spielberg in his sci-fi movie Minority Report. But with the latest developments by American companies such as Palantir or by states like China the questions brought up by the movie are quickly becoming topics we need to consider today when we think about how to have a well functioning democracy anywhere on the globe.
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To explore the important subject Next Generation Democracy is happy to once again collaborate with the CEMS Global Alliance and invite you to a digital cafe. We will start this session by giving an introduction to the current state of predictive policing systems as well as talk about some of the future trends. Thereafter we are very happy to be joined by Kate Robertson from the Citizen Lab at Toronto University who has both done extensive research on the subject and has practical experience with the legal side of the topic. 

If you, like us, find this matter interesting we encourage you to come join us and shape the dialogue. 

We really look forward to engaging with you on this important theme!

Read more about our moderator: 

Michael Birkebaek Jensen, a CEMS Alumnus 2007, CBS & HSG,  is partner in the NewTech business of a global consultancy where he works with strategies for and implementation of emerging technologies with a focus on Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, he is the co-founder of the NGO Next Generation Democracy which works to make sure that the current exponential development in technology will strengthen our democracy instead of undermining it. This is done through awareness raising as well as the creation of demtech software solutions such as the politician "Future Readiness Index" which won the EU datathon 2020. Michael's primary educational background is CEMS from Copenhagen Business School and University of St. Gallen complemented by a GSP from Singularity University in Silicon Valley.

Read more about our speaker: 

Kate Robertson practices criminal and regulatory litigation representing both individual and corporate clients. Her practice includes both trial and appellate advocacy. She has conducted numerous criminal trials, including jury and judge-alone trials, and has advocated at all levels of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to joining Markson Law, Kate served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Hon. Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella.

Kate defends clients facing all types of offences, with a particular focus on white-collar crime, computer-based investigations and crime, sexual offences, and other Criminal Code offences such as driving-related matters. In addition to her defence work, Kate conducts federal prosecutions for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, and acts as counsel to police associations across Ontario. She is a Fellow at The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, where she consults on law and policy issues relating to privacy, law enforcement, and surveillance.

Kate brings to the practice her experience as a provincial prosecutor. Kate previously acted as Assistant Crown Attorney at the Crown Attorney’s trial office in Toronto, and as appellate counsel at the Crown Law Office – Criminal.

Read more about Kate's bio here along with her current work at Citizen Lab here

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