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The Future of Technology: Artificial Intelligence and Society- Stories from the Warren Center

March 20, 2018 | Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology

11:30 – 12:15 pm

Moderator: Dr. Susan Davidson
Panel: Drs. Aaron Roth, Rakesh Vohra, and Michael Kearns

More and more of our lives are shaped by algorithms behind the scenes. Algorithmic decision making now contributes to the prices of goods and services we purchase, the media we consume, the advertisements we see, whether we are approved for a loan or interviewed for a job, and whether we are released on parole or on bail. The list goes on and is only getting longer. Consequential decisions — ones that required balancing questions of fairness, privacy and efficiency — that were once made by humans are now increasingly made by algorithms. How should these concerns to be ‘designed’ into algorithms? Can they be? Should they be?

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