Winter School on Towards an Ethical Digital Society at IIIT Bangalore [Dec 9-11]: Apply by Nov 14

By: normalboy | 08 Nov 2019 3:50 PM

The Centre for IT and Public Policy, IIIT Bangalore is organising a Winter School on “Towards an ethical digital society: from theory to practice” on Dec 9-11.

This year’s Winter School presents a brief theoretical and practical toolkit for addressing some of the above questions in the context of technology design and implementation. We examine three kinds of technologies through a multidimensional lens of ethics: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Data and Digital Infrastructures.

We look at these technologies as complex sociotechnical assemblages consisting of diverse actors, institutions and domains of practices and point out how different ethical considerations are relevant for each of these sociotechnical assemblages.

The objective of the Winter School is to lay out a framework that helps the participants ask pertinent ethical questions that would inform the design and implementations of such technologies.

About The Organizer

The Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP) at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of lectures, interactive discussions, film screenings and group activities.

Tentative Topics

What is ethics? Why do we need to talk about ethics?
Technology and Ethics: A multidimensional approach
Digital Identity and Inclusion
Smart City and Equity
Data Justice
Algorithmic Fairness
Ethical AI

At the end of the three day programme, participants will present a poster on a specific aspect of Technology and Ethics discussed during the Winter School.

The sessions will be conducted between 9 am and 5 pm every day. Detailed schedule of the programme will be available by end of November 2019.


Anybody with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline may apply. Students who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree may also apply. Working professionals employed in the government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors are also encouraged to apply.

Registration Details

There is no application fee. Selected candidates will have to register for attending the Winter School.

Registration Fee for students and working professionals are Rs. 1000/ and Rs. 3000/- respectively. Registration fee will include a programme kit, lunch and refreshment for three days of the winter school.

Outstation participants may be provided limited and partial travel allowance depending on availability of funds.

To apply, please fill in the form given here.

Applications must be submitted by 14th November 2019.

Accepted candidates will be notified by 17th November 2019.


For further queries mail to:

Click here for the official website.

IIIT Bangalore Winter School 2019

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