Crypto Apero S03E04: Living With The Enemy Edition

The Internet as we know it has been created predominantly by people that are often described as “Brogrammers” – straight, white middle class males who tend to share similar interests and world view.

But what is it like to use the Internet when you do not conform to that world view? People have been accidentally outed on Facebook, others have had their real identities revealed leading to persecution and still others routinely suffer online discrimination by governments, institutions and individuals.

In this edition of the Crypto-Apero these people will tell what it is like when the Internet is a “necessary evil” and why they often feel as if they are living with the enemy.

11 March 2020 – 18:30
Duration | 1 h 30 mins | Durée

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Crypto Apero S03E03: Algorithmically Yours – the Everyday AI Edition

More people now meet a partner through online dating than any other way and hooking up this way has gone from a source of embarrassment to an accepted norm.

Far from the AI apocalypse, it is these everyday uses of algorithms that are quietly  taking over areas of everyday life – from credit ratings to robodebt, legal judgements to insurance premiums, grammar analysis on social media to being led to ever more extreme content on YouTube, chat bots to virtual assistants, AI is here & now.

In this edition of the Crypto Apero we’ll explore the good, the bad and the plain stupid of everyday AI and investigate if we really want a computer programme to mix our cocktails….

29 January 2020 – 18:30
Duration | 1 h 30 mins | Durée

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L-2448 Luxembourg-Bonnevoie

Crypto Apero S03E02 Black Friday & The Internet of Xmas Sh*t Edition

Black Friday has come to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and the day itself has become famous for online scams. Many people will be buying “Internet of Things” devices as Xmas presents but what are the issues with such things?

In this “festive” edition of Crypto Apero, we’ll be looking at the scams and “stars” of the season, seeing what the evil elves have in store for us and taking a deep dive into the technical, legal and dubious fun issues of Black Friday & IoT, seeing whether your device will be a long term hit or a Yuletide brick.

Come along, get informed and have a glass of festive cheer!

06 November 2019 – 18:30
Duration | 1 h 30 mins | Durée

Place des Rotondes
L-2448 Luxembourg-Bonnevoie