- going beyond the workshop series.
Kaufmann speaking at the Norwegian Business School (BI). Photo: Eliane Bucher.
Mareile Kaufmann has this fall been a key note speaker in a number of academic seminars, some of which are directly related to the thematic focus of the Critical Data Network.
Drones and sensing
At the University of Southern Denmark, Kaufmann was invited by the Drone Network to speak about the relationship between drones sensors and sensing.
- Drones are increasingly equipped with sensors. Almost like human bodies, drones can see, smell, hear, taste and touch. The key to understanding how drones do this, and what their relationship to humans senses are, is data.
Kaufmann especially focused on how drones make sense of emergencies.
Resilience and the web
Emergencies were also the starting point for her presentation at the International Affairs Institute (Istituto Affari Internazionali) in Rome. Partaking in the opening roundtable, she discussed the role of online information in the making of security and peoples' capacity to organize themselves during emergencies. One example is here the way in which young adults used social media to deal with the July 22nd attacks.
Algorithms in law enforcement
Kaufmann was invited as a guest lecturer at the Norwegian Business School (BI) to share her research on the use of algorithms in the police. As part of their new course on algorithms and society, Kaufmann talked about the promises and pitfalls of predictive policing and court room algorithms.
The December-meeting of the Critical Data Network will be all about the use of data in intelligence and police work.