Monthly Archives: January 2017

Upcoming Talks and Events

January 31, New York CityBreaking the Black Box: How Machines Make Decisions About You – A conversation with WNYC’s Manoush Zomorodi, entrepreneur and writer Anil Dash and Microsoft researcher Solon Borocas at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.

Feb 6 & 7, Stanford Data on Purpose | Do Good Data – A fireside chat about artificial intelligence and creating a culture of data.

Feb 8, UCLA Hammer Museum – Minority Reports – Risk assessments—computer programs that predict the likelihood of someone committing a crime—are increasingly common in courtrooms, yet these “future-crime formulas” are marked by troubling racial prejudices. A converation with USC professor Laura Castãneda.

Read about past events below.

Life in a Quantified Society

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