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January 2020

Julia Stoyanovich: Follow the Data!

January 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Data science technology promises to improve people's lives, accelerate scientific discovery and innovation, and bring about positive societal change. Yet, if not used responsibly, this same technology can reinforce inequity, limit accountability, and infringe on the privacy of individuals. In my talk I will discuss recent technical work in scope of the "Data, Responsibly" project. The goal of this project is to establish a foundational new role for database technology, in which managing data in accordance with ethical and moral norms, and legal and policy considerations becomes a core system requirement.

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Julia Stoyanovich: TransFAT

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Data science technology promises to improve people's lives, accelerate scientific discovery and innovation, and bring about positive societal change. Yet, if not used responsibly, this same technology can reinforce inequity, limit accountability, and infringe on the privacy of individuals. In my talk I will give an overview of the "Data, Responsibly" project that aims to operationalize ethics and legal compliance in data science systems. In particular, I will speak about my involvement in efforts to regulate the use of data science and AI in New York City, and about the imperative to establish a broad and inclusive educational agenda around responsible data science.

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André Brock: On Black Technoculture

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Where does Blackness manifest In the ideology of Western technoculture? Utilizing critical technocultural discourse analysis, Afro-optimism, and libidinal economic theory, this presentation employs Black Twitter as an exemplar of Black cyberculture: digital practice and artifacts informed by a Black aesthetic.

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ESC PLAN: The ESC Opening Event

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

A half-day public event to inaugurate the Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing. Featuring: Julia Angwin (The Markup), danah boyd (Data & Society), André Brock (Georgia Tech), Marc DaCosta (Enigma), Jen Gennai (Google), Holly Okonkwo (Purdue), Monroe Price (Penn), and more.

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Privacy@Michigan 2020

January 28 @ 5:30 am - 6:00 pm EST

Privacy@Michigan 2020 brings together faculty, researchers, students, staff, and the public for multidisciplinary conversations about privacy’s role in society. Kathleen Kingsbury, editor of the New York Times Privacy Project, will give the keynote address. Additional privacy experts will participate in two panel discussions: "It Takes a Village: Multi-Disciplinary Voices on Privacy and Ethics in a Hyper-Connected Age," and "I Always Feel Like Someone Is Listening to Me: Voice Assistants and the Internet of Things."

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March 2020

Shoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

More details about this event will be forthcoming. Watch this space! Co-sponsored by the Digital Studies Institute.

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April 2020

Behind Walls, Beyond Discipline: Science, Technology, and the Carceral State

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

More details about this event will be forthcoming. Watch this space! Co-sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and the Science, Technology, and Society Program.

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How to do Feminist Robotics

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

More details about this event will be forthcoming. Watch this space! Co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Stamps School of Art & Design.

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