Day 1 Pre KIGF Online Discussion – Data Track

Now that you mention it, what really happened? Data on the site dates back
to 2017/8!

Was looking for utilisation of money set aside for Constituency Internet
Centres… couldn’t find anything anywhere… Just wondering is it *SIRI
KALI?*

On Wed, Oct 14, 2020, 9:58 PM Liz Orembo <lizorembo@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 @Winfred Anyona <winfred.anyona@strathmore.edu>
>
> We should not tire calling for the revival of the Kenya Open Data
> Initiative by MoICT. By now we would be having open datasets for ML and
> driving inclusivity in AI.
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> On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 6:42 PM Twahir Hussein Kassim via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Listers,
>>
>> There is no denying where we are headed in as far as use of AI and how it
>> will use data (big and small)! Na hio ndio maendeleo (as MO1 would have
>> said)
>>
>> However, we need to weigh on the Good to Have Vs Should Have and this
>> might just open a Pandora box!
>>
>> *Good to Have*
>> The amount of good that can be harnessed from use of data through AI is
>> enormous. This ranges from medical diagnostics, through to law litigations,
>> to matters education, weather patterns etc. That data can be used to give
>> probably with an efficiency beyond the human mind.
>>
>> To weigh in on this, we also need to look at the HUMAN side of it! Can AI
>> with all its intricacies, given all possible data permutations truly mimic
>> the emotional, human side that decisions are mostly made or is the
>> eradication of this very human nature what we aim to achieve?
>>
>> *Should have*
>> Am aware that SHOULD is not the word we normally associate with when
>> comparing GOOD TO HAVE. The norm is MUST HAVE. I chose this word to be on
>> the middle ground so as not to appear to be forceful on it.
>>
>> Governments and people in power would be beating the war drums to have AI
>> mine all data of ever living, dead and to be born persons! The national
>> security card would definitely be pulled up!
>>
>> Whilst as citizens, we would definitely want to be living securely
>> knowing we are protected. However, if such data goes so deep as in
>> analysing very personal information that could be a cause of wars within
>> homes… would this be adding to the value of life?
>>
>> So GOOD TO HAVE Vs SHOULD HAVE…that’s probably what I would sum it down
>> to!
>>
>> THK
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 14, 2020, 4:43 PM Winfred Anyona via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Dear Listers,
>>>
>>> Artificial Intelligence can be used to provide better access to public
>>> services for the most vulnerable.
>>>
>>> User-centered design should address the experiences and views of people,
>>> especially vulnerable populations, who may be negatively impacted by new
>>> technologies.
>>>
>>> The idea of including users in the design and testing of new products
>>> and services is not new. What is perhaps unusual is the notion that groups
>>> who may be negatively impacted by a technology should be involved in their
>>> design and methods of promotion and use. Some firms however, have begun
>>> to embrace this practice as a moral and business imperative.
>>>
>>> There are inventive approaches and methods in a range of industries
>>> that the developers and users of AI solutions could build on, including:
>>>
>>> · Identifying legitimate representative or proxy organizations
>>> to engage with.
>>>
>>> · Using technology to enable affected rights-holders to share
>>> grievances and experiences.
>>>
>>> · Engaging directly with individuals who have suffered abuses
>>> in the past.
>>>
>>> · Diversifying the workforce to involve viewpoints informed by
>>> a wide variety of life experiences and challenges in company discussions.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Kind Regards,
>>>
>>> Winfred Anyona
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 9:21 AM David Indeje via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Barrack,
>>>>
>>>> It is not a rumour.
>>>> https://twitter.com/NAssemblyKE/status/1315988525251203072?s=20
>>>>
>>>> *Kind Regards,*
>>>>
>>>> *David Indeje *
>>>> +254 (0) 711 385 945 | +254 (0) 734 024 856
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, 14 Oct 2020 at 08:58, Barrack Otieno via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Goodmorning Keith,
>>>>>
>>>>> Many thanks for starting this timely conversation. Yesterday i came
>>>>> across rumours in the blogosphere regarding the appointment of the Data
>>>>> Commissioner. Clearly Data will play a key role in this decade in our
>>>>> Social and Economic Spheres. We are seeing a way of life ‘working from
>>>>> home’, ‘Online learning’, ‘e-health’, ‘e-agriculture’ which will all be
>>>>> dependent on data. While contemplating how to respond to this discussion i
>>>>> kept asking myself whether we have or there is a need for a common
>>>>> definition of Data across all stakeholder groups. This could be a starting
>>>>> point that will make life easier for the Data Commissioner and all
>>>>> Stakeholder groups as a whole. Once we have a Common understanding, it will
>>>>> be easy to define our roles and responsibilities and use cases. We will
>>>>> also be able to define our Capacity building needs.
>>>>>
>>>>> I will be back with more.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 7:36 AM Keith Andere via kictanet <
>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Dear Listers,
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I trust you are all having a great week. As you are aware this year
>>>>>> Kenya’s 2020 IGF will be one of a kind as it will be our first ever virtual
>>>>>> KIGF. It will be taking place on 29th October and as part of the build up
>>>>>> to this major event, we shall be having moderated 3-day online discussions
>>>>>> on this year’s KIGF theme.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> These discussions will allow us to not only learn some few things but
>>>>>> also designed to allow us to dig deeper into a range of topics and
>>>>>> ultimately apply those concepts on the Big Day!
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This year’s first sub theme is Data. The Data track will provide for
>>>>>> discussions on the fundamental challenge of ensuring the benefits of the
>>>>>> data revolution to contribute to inclusive economic development while
>>>>>> protecting the rights of people. Under this topic there are also matters to
>>>>>> do with digital identity, data and jurisdiction, data driven emerging
>>>>>> technologies, data access, quality, innovation and competition. To this
>>>>>> end, I invite your contributions to the following questions:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 1. What are/should be the rights and responsibilities for
>>>>>> individuals in determining the use of their personal data? How to ensure
>>>>>> transparency and accountability in the gathering and handling of personal
>>>>>> data?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 2. What societal and economic benefits are enabled by the
>>>>>> trustworthy use of data to develop data-driven emerging technologies?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 3. To what extent, if any, could the development of
>>>>>> international norms and principles facilitate common approaches and
>>>>>> interoperability of data protection frameworks, and also facilitate
>>>>>> international trade and cooperation?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 4. What is the impact of AI and other data-driven technologies
>>>>>> in the exercise of rights of most vulnerable groups? How to implement them
>>>>>> to further advance their inclusion and avoid further harm?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 5. How can we ensure equitable access to data for fostering
>>>>>> competition and innovation?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Karibuni Mjadala.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Regards
>>>>>> Keith
>>>>>>
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> Best regards.
> Liz.
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