Professor Marcia Langton AO

Prof Dr Marcia Langton AO is a descendant of the Iman people of Queensland. She is an anthropologist and geographer, and since 2000 has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, and is the Associate Provost. She has published in the fields of political and legal anthropology, Indigenous agreements and engagement with the minerals industry, and Indigenous culture and art.  Marcia has contributed to policy development, and been a public intellectual and advocate for Aboriginal rights.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 10 August 2020. Portrait prof. dr. N. (Natali) Helberger, Information Law, Executive Staff at University of Amsterdam (UvA). Photo: Bram Belloni / (c) 2020,

Professor Natali Helberger

Natali Helberger is Distinguished University Professor Law and Digital Technologies, with a special focus on AI, and affiliated with the Institute for Information Law, one of the leading research centres on information law in Europe and worldwide. One of her main concerns over the past 5 years has been how digitization, algorithms and AI are transforming the media and its implications for public values, diversity in the media landscape and the media’s democratic role. She is currently leading a team of data scientists, journalism, communication and legal scholars to study the individual, societal and legal implications of algorithmic news recommendations. She is the founder and leader (together with Professor Claes de Vreese) of an interdisciplinary research programme “Information & Communication in the DataSociety (ICDS)” and one of the founders of the new Research Priority Area Human(e) AI.  Professor Helberger is elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW).

Edson C. Tandoc Jr.

Edson C. Tandoc Jr. is an Associate Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and an Associate Editor of Digital Journalism and Human Communication Research. He is also the author of Analyzing Analytics: Disrupting Journalism One Click at a Time (Routledge, 2019) and co-editor of Critical Incidents in Journalism: Pivotal Moments Reshaping Journalism around the World (Routledge, 2020). His research focuses on the impact of emerging technologies on news production and consumption.