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13th Annual Conference | March 4-7, 2018 | Austin, Texas & Online

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Tuesday, March 6 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Special Session: The Messy Reality of Algorithmic Culture

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SESSION VIDEO (Now freely avaliable courtesy of EBSCO)

Data-driven and algorithmic systems increasingly underpin many decision-making systems, shaping where law enforcement are stationed and what news you are shown on social media. The design of these systems is inscribed with organizational and cultural values. Often, these systems depend on the behavior of everyday people, who may not act as expected. Meanwhile, adversarial actors also seek to manipulate the data upon which these systems are built for personal, political, and economic reasons. In this talk, danah will unpack some of the unique cultural challenges presented by "big data" and machine learning, raising critical questions about fairness and accountability. She will argue that we need to develop more sophisticated ways of thinking about technology before jumping to hype and fear.

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danah boyd

Founder, Data & Society Research Institute / Microsoft / NYU
danah boyd is the founder and president of Data & Society, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on making certain that society has a nuanced understanding of the relationship between technology and society, especially as issues of inequity and bias emerge. She is the... Read More →

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Tuesday March 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Salon 4

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