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CDAC Distinguished Speaker Series: Kate Crawford (NYU)

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Join us for an exciting lecture from Kate Crawford, Distinguished Research Professor, NYU & Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

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Monday, March 8, 2020 3:00pm CT (public livestream and Zoom for registered attendees)

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Bio: Kate Crawford is a leading researcher and professor who has spent the last decade studying the social implications of data systems, machine learning and artificial intelligence. She is a Distinguished Research Professor at NYU and a Senior Principal Researcher at MSR-NYC. In 2020, she is the inaugural Visiting Chair for AI and Justice at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Kate is the co-founder of the AI Now Institute at New York University, the world's first university institute dedicated to researching the social implications of artificial intelligence and related technologies.

Her academic research has been published in journals such as Nature, New Media & Society, Science, Technology & Human Values and Information, Communication & Society. Beyond the academic side, Kate has also written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harpers’ Magazine, among others.

Part of the CDAC Winter 2021 Distinguished Speaker Series:

Bias Correction: Solutions for Socially Responsible Data Science

Security, privacy and bias in the context of machine learning are often treated as binary issues, where an algorithm is either biased or fair, ethical or unjust. In reality, there is a tradeoff between using technology and opening up new privacy and security risks. Researchers are developing innovative tools that navigate these tradeoffs by applying advances in machine learning to societal issues without exacerbating bias or endangering privacy and security. The CDAC Winter 2021 Distinguished Speaker Series will host interdisciplinary researchers and thinkers exploring methods and applications that protect user privacy, prevent malicious use, and avoid deepening societal inequities — while diving into the human values and decisions that underpin these approaches.

More information at cdac.uchicago.edu

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