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Algorithms, Accidents, and the Imposition of a World of Calculation

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Monday, November 18, 2019, 7 pm– 8:30 pm

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The explosive, sometimes accidental transformations performed by statistics and algorithms alter our world to produce “someone else,” no longer the beings we thought we were. To demonstrate how statistics and algorithms are fundamentally transformative, John Cheney-Lippold explores the use of statistics to invalidate the signature of a multimillion dollar will, and to objectify racial categories in the case of People vs. Collins, and the accidental algorithmics that led to the lethal collision of a Tesla autonomous vehicle. This lecture reorients many of the pressing questions of contemporary culture of algorithmic bias, ethics, and ideas of justice.

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  • Bonnie Gorman
  • Diellza Malazogu
  • Gabriel Edzordzi Agbozo

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