Rewriting Conventional Societal Narratives with Data and AI

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Event Date: 
December 6, 2023
Event Time: 
2:10pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Virtual Webinar

The ubiquity of data and the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are rapidly reshaping every aspect of human society. However, as with any emerging technology, data and AI are deeply entwined with our social matrix. Many scholars have been directing our attention to how data and AI can amplify the existing structural and cultural injustice. At the U-M Data Science and AI Summit 2020, Catherine D’ignazio and Lauren Klein, authors of the now classic “Data Feminism”, advocated for data scientists to adopt principles of feminism to challenge authority and convention, which sparked enthusiastic calls for actions on campus.

In this mini-symposium, we will hear presentations from leading researchers who have done just that: using data and AI to challenge and rewrite the conventional narrative about a variety of social issues.

This webinar is organized by the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). To learn more, visit here.

Registration can be found here.