Conversation & Audience Q&A with Glenn Rodrguez
and screening of documentary, "Algorithms Rule Us All"
Overview & Event Agenda
Is algorithmic decision-making currently used in our criminal justic system serving society or harming people due to opaque & biased software? What are advocacy groups & cities doing to impose accountability & transparency into software that decides the fate & freedoms of human beings?
Join us for an important discussion on the implementation & impact of automated risk assessment technologies in the criminal justic system being used to determine the fate & future of inmates in a number of ways -- in this case, specifically, relating to their eligibility for parole.
COMPAS, an acronym for Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions, is a case management & decision support tool developed & owned by Northpointe used by U.S. courts to assess the likelihood of a defendant becoming a recidivist. COMPAS has been used by the U.S. states of New York, Wisconsin, California, Florida's Broward County, & other jurisdictions.
Our special guest speaker, joining us to share his personal story & answer your questions, is Glenn Rodrguez who, after serving 26 years in prison in New York, was denied parole by COMPAS automated risk assessment software, despite having served his entire sentence with a near-perfect record of rehabilitation.
How has this process changed his life & the process of automated risk assessment technologies? What's being done today to ensure this doesn't happen again & that there is a system of transparency & checks & balances? After watching a screening of the documentary film, Algorithms Rule Us All, Glenn Rodrguez will join us for a fireside chat about his experience winning his freedom & fighting the invisible software that denied him his freedom, followed by an audience Q&A.
Lite bites, beverages & wine included.