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With David Dao (Founder, GainForest), Jillian York (Dir., EFF), Kalindi Vora (Prof., UC Santa Cruz), Kalindi Vora (Prof., UC Davis), Ryan Milner (Prof. Communication, College of Charleston), Jer Thorp (Artist in Residence, NY Times).
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 01:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online

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BYOW Workshop: Build Your Own Words to Resist Algorithmic Censorship
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Join City Lights, the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, & Gray Area for Revisions, a week-long festival exploring how technological bias shapes our cultural realities. Our trust in mediated experiences has never been lower. Governed by algorithms that perpetuate the biases & weaknesses of their developers, our cultural consumption is increasingly shaped by undetectable forces that determine our reality. Images play an important role here: fake photos & videos created with deep neural networks threaten privacy, democracy, & national security. Vision recognition systems skew gender, race, & class differences & become vehicles of discrimination. Underdeveloped AI models misrepresent the health disparities faced by minority populations. How can we illuminate the algorithmic bias embedded within technology & counter the perpetuation of bias? What innovative approaches can we develop to strengthen inclusion, diversity, & sustainability in technology? This festival brings a network of luminaries together to share new perspectives & rewrite new visions advocating for justice & reclaiming power. The festival is part of the project IMAGE + BIAS that critically engages with the cultural realities being increasingly determined by imperceptible technologies.
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