Virtual Tour

 Jul 19, 2022
 IIIT Bangalote

Release of the book on 

Data Centric Living: Algorithms, Digitization and Regulation 

Edited by Prof. V Sridhar 

Date: 19 July 2022 

Venue:  IIIT Bangalore 


This book explores how data about our everyday online behaviour is collected and how they are processed in various ways by algorithms powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). The book investigates the socio-economic effects of these technologies, and the evolving regulatory landscape that is aiming to nurture the positive effects of these technology evolutions at the same time curbing possible negative practices. The volume scrutinises growing concerns on how algorithmic decisions can sometimes be biased and discriminative; how autonomous systems can possibly disrupt and impact the labor markets, resulting in job losses in several traditional sectors while creating unprecedented opportunities in others; the rapid evolution of social media that can be addictive at times resulting in associated mental health issues; and the way digital Identities are evolving around the world and their impact on the provisioning of government services. The book also provides an in-depth understanding of regulations around the world to protect privacy of data subjects in the online world; a glimpse of how data is used as a digital public good in combating COVID pandemic; and how ethical standards in autonomous systems are evolving in the digital world.   


A timely intervention in this fast-evolving field, this book will be useful for scholars and researchers of digital humanities, business and management, internet studies, data sciences, political studies, urban sociology, law, media and cultural studies, sociology, cultural anthropology and science and technology studies. It will also be of immense interest to the general readers seeking insights on daily digital lives.  


Register here for the event.

Available at: Amazon.in here; Flipkart hereRoutledge here

Schedule of the Hybrid Event 

3:00-3:05 PM 

Introduction by Prof. V. Sridhar, IIIT Bangalore 

3:10-3:15 PM 

Inaugural address and release of the book by Prof. Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT Bangalore 

3:15-3:30 PM 

Panel-1: Challenges of digitization and datafication 

Panelists: Arvind Upreti, Jaya Sreevalsan-Nair, Shrisha Rao,  

Moderator: Janaki Srinivasan 

3:30-3:45 PM 

Panel-2: Technology and regulatory solutions 

Panelists: Deepti Balaji Raykar, Malavika Raghavan (online), TK Srikanth 

Moderator: Prof S Sadagopan 

3:45-3:55 PM  


3:55-4:00 PM 

Concluding address by Prof Srinath Srinivasa, Dean(R&D), IIIT Bangalore 

4:00 PM 

High Tea