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University Forum: The Dark Side of Data

By skennedy on November 1, 2018 3:06 PM | Permalink

The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "The Dark Side of Data: The Impact of Algorithms on Social Inequity," a talk by the Hilla Sang, Data Visualization & GIS Specialist; and Chelsea Heinbach, Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning Librarian, on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Auditorium.

This talk explores the problematic outcome of automating processes through seemingly objective algorithms. When meaning- and decision-making is outsourced to proprietary black-box algorithms, how is social inequity perpetuated?

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Liberal Arts Leadership Board, and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.