The History and Ethics of Big Data

A Conversation with IFK Postdoctoral Researcher Iris Clever

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Aug 11

About the Event

We live amidst a “Big Data” revolution. Computer scientists have developed machine-learning algorithms to analyze enormous amounts of data in a wide variety of contexts, from social media to crime statistics. This “artificial intelligence” is built to replicate human thinking and automate decision-making. Recent studies in the history and sociology of science, however, question the novelty and neutrality of our Big Data Age. In this Conversation with IFK Postdoctoral Researcher Iris Clever, we will explore the history and ethics of big data, including how evolving technologies may revive historical prejudices as well as create new opportunities for the future.

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Iris Clever

Institute on the Formation of Knowledge

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