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Data, Privacy, and Ethics: A Debate moderated by Sherri Greenberg

The Austin Forum on Technology & Society

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM (CDT)

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The Austin Forum on Technology & Society in partnership with Austin Public Library presents

Data, Privacy, & Ethics: A Debate moderated by Sherri Greenberg


Becky Taylor - The Ethics Project, The University of Texas at Austin

Brett Hurt -

Byron Reese - Gigaom

Our world is increasingly digital and connected, and data is being produced at extraordinary, exponentially increasing rates. As a result, data analytics and artificial intelligence are enabling improvements in everything from product design to business operations, from customer experiences to civic engagement. And new societal transformations powered by data and analytics are on the horizon, including autonomous vehicles, and smart and safe buildings and cities. However, with growing concerns around personal privacy, data security, and the power of influence that data and AI provide, many are wondering what the future holds for our society.



Can our governance structures—laws, ordinances, policies, procedures, and even cultural norms—evolve rapidly enough? What is the balance between social good and potential risks and dangers?



Join us as we address these concerns by hosting a debate with technology and policy leaders with wide-ranging perspectives to talk about the implications of data, personal privacy, and ethics of new technologies that will shape our future.



5:15 pm  Check-in and refreshments
6:00pm – Seating begins
6:15 pm – Presentation
7:45 pm – Networking


**Admission to the Austin Forum is always free. **


The Austin Forum accepts donations of used cell phones and smartphones at all our events. All devices will have a factory reset and be set up as new by the team at Austin Pathways’ nationally-recognized “Unlocking the Connection” initiative, which will connect every public housing resident with a digital device, digital literacy training, and a free or very low-cost internet connection. Your donated phone can change lives and help close Austin's digital divide, thanks to Austin Pathways.




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The Austin Central Library features two levels of underground parking with 140 public parking spaces. The entrance is on West Avenue. The parking garage opens at 9:30 AM and is enforced 24/7. Parking is not validated. If the lot is full try City Hall or use your favorite parking app.

Parking Rates

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    • $11.00 Over 4 hours up to 7 hours
    • $13.00 Over 7 hours up to 10 hours
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There is metered street parking on nearby streets. City pay stations accept credit cards, debit cards, and change. See the City of Austin's Parking page for more information.

PDF Map of Downtown Parking Options

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The Central Library connects directly to both the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail and the Lance Armstrong Bikeway. There are numerous free places to park bikes surrounding the Library.



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Austin Central Library
710 West Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM (CDT)

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The Austin Forum on Technology & Society

The Austin Forum on Technology & Society brings people together to learn about emerging and pervasive technologies and their importance, influence and impact on society.


Hundreds gather every month as the Austin Forum brings together technology leaders, advocates, and the public to share information and stimulate collaborations to promote technology applications that advance society. 


Through monthly events, the Austin Forum Upload podcast, and the Austin Forum Update blog, the Austin Forum on Technology & Society explores a wide variety of topics and stimulates discussions, collaborations, and partnerships on new technology opportunities. The Austin Forum explores technology applications, opportunities, and policies in all aspects of society: health/medicine, business/industry, science/research, education, government, entertainment, and social good.


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