Big Tech, Data Science, AI and the University: What’s At Stake for BlackLife? | Jan. 27

| January 26, 2021
Submitted by Sandie Kantor

Universities globally are increasingly involved with private corporations. For example, universities develop and help commercialize technology. They also collect, use, and commercialize data, often in partnership with health care and public health.

The incentives to commercialize data and the ever increasing exposure of personal data to AI-enabled algorithms poses risks to everyone, with specific threats facing BlackLife across Canada, the US and globally. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Tech workers across sectors and workplaces are rising up, enacting constructive approaches.

This session will explore the opportunities and challenges that data science, and the confluence of corporatization, big tech, and the university pose to BlackLife. We will also identify the important contributions and gaps to be filled by data scientists, bioinformaticists, epidemiologists, clinicians, academics, policy makers, and university, health care and public health decision-makers who are willing to make a difference now and in the future.

Join us for this interdisciplinary, ground-breaking and long overdue dialogue with thought leaders and actors blazing the way.

Event Details:

  • Wednesday, January 27
  • 2:30 – 4:30 (EST)

For more information and registration, visit the website.

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