Talk to focus on AI governance of automated decisions

Automated decision-making that utilizes data and algorithms can be a useful tool for both governments and businesses. On Friday, March 11, international scholar Marijn Janssen will discuss how this automation can provide quick decisions and save costs, but may also present flaws — the latter raising serious societal concerns.

Janssen, Head of Information and Communication Technology at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, will share recent research at a Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series event and explore potential solutions to ethical implications associated with incorrect automated decisions.

Janssen also holds the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Chair in “ICT and Governance” at Delft University of Technology and is an honorary visiting professor at Bradford University. His research is extensive, covering the fields of data science, orchestration, shared services, blockchain, quantum, algorithms and open and big data and infrastructures. His work has ranked him as one of the leading e-government researchers in surveys in 2009, 2014 and 2016.

The Goodman speaker series provides Goodman faculty, staff and students with an informal opportunity to listen and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with business colleagues virtually.

Janssen’s talk will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Master of Science students are welcome to attend in person at TH259 and all other attendees can RSVP to receive a link to the session livestream by emailing Crystal Li at

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