Roundtable Event – 21st December – Data Analytics and Contemporary Security: AI, Optics, Ethics

This event gathers some of Europe’s leading experts on data analytics, security and ethics to engage in an inter-disciplinary discussion

21st December 2020
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM GMT
Register for the event here


The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Engineering and Computing

The Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics


Panel 1: Data Analytics and Contemporary Security (14.00-15.30)

Chair: Dr. James Fitzgerald (School of Law and Government, DCU)


Prof. Maura Conway (School of Law and Government, DCU): AI and Moderating Extremist and Terrorist Content on Social Media: Highs and Lows

Dr. Debbie Ging (School of Communications, DCU): Are incels a terrorist threat? The politics of male supremacism online

Prof. Alan Smeeton (School of Computing, DCU): Deepfakes: A Malicious Threat to Democracy or Next-Generation Entertainment?

Panel 2: Ethics and Artificial Intelligence: Future Trajectories (16.00-17.30)

Chair: Prof. Noel O’ Connor (CEO, Insight Centre, DCU)


Dr. Matti Pohjonen (SOAS: University of London): Algorithmic mediations of a media in crisis

Prof. Eugenia Siapera (University College Dublin): The politics of ethics in AI

Dr. Suzanne Little (Dublin City University): Driven by data: teaching computers to see

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