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From Big Data to banality of evil : toward an epistemological approach to ethics in Internet Era

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The past months have been filled with various revelations about NSA generalized surveillance. That information are added to massive commercial usage of private information anse the increasing usage of algorithms to control larger component of our fundamental rights (freedom of speech,right to privacy, freedom of thought, …) pose crucial question not only for humanities or political science, but also to « hard » sciences. All these control tools are developed by computer scientist and developers that are somewhat finding themselves in the feet of the of the physicist of the middle of XX century. It is therefore mandatory to develop and ethic and an epistemology of algorithms for people who develop them. This is indeed a huge task and will need a multi-disciplinary approach. The goal of this talk is to discuss about these questions.

Bio: Kavé Salamatian is a full professor at University of Savoie. His main areas of researches are Internet measurement and modeling, and networking information theory. He was previously reader at Lancaster University, UK and associate professor at University Pierre et Marie Curie. Kavé has graduated in 1998 from Paris SUD -Orsay university where he worked on joint source channel coding applied to multimedia transmission over Internet for his Phd. In a former life, he graduated with a MBA , and worked on market floor as a risk analyst and enjoyed being an urban traffic modeler for some years. He is working these day on figuring out if networking is a science or just a hobby and if it is a science what are its fundamentals.

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