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Building Equitable Ecologies of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: A mini-symposium with artists & data scientists
Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have already become a major force that impacts our daily lives in essential ways, from how political messaging and targeted marketing are designed, to automating the process of deciding who gets hired or which neighborhood should be intensely patrolled. Big Data and AI can be an important agent for social justice and equality, such as when they are used to identify vulnerable communities and inform how our society’s resources should be distributed. However, they can also be used to perpetuate injustice and discrimination and hurt populations that are already disadvantaged and marginalized.

To build synergy, amplify our voices and leverage the research and work being done at U-M at the intersection of art, AI and data justice, we present a mini-symposium organized in partnership between Stamps Gallery, UMMA and MIDAS.

Co-organized by Stamps Gallery, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Digital Studies Institute, MIDAS (Michigan Institute of Data Science), and UMMA (University of Michigan Museum of Art) and generously supported by the UM Arts Initiative.

Stamps events are free and open to the public, and we are committed to making them accessible to all attendees. This event will be online using the Zoom platform with an auto-generated Live Transcript available. If you anticipate needing any additional accommodations to participate, please email jenjkhan@umich.edu at least one week in advance of the scheduled event so we can arrange for your accommodation or an effective alternative. After receiving your request, our team will follow up with you directly.

Oct 15, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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