2024 SIDGE Fireside Chat and Reception

Jan 11, 2024 | 06:30 pm
Museum of the African Diaspora

This enlightening conversation addresses the intersection of cutting-edge technology and societal ethics, aiming to foster a deeper understanding of the moral dimensions surrounding AI.

The SIDGE Conversation is a pivotal forum where leading technologists, scholars, and experts engage in candid and thought-provoking discussions on the ethical implications of AI decision-making and other transformative ideas.

During the SIDGE Conversation, participants explore the ethical challenges and opportunities presented by AI systems. They delve into critical issues such as bias mitigation, transparency, accountability, and the broader impact of AI on marginalized communities. This conversation will not only raise awareness but also inspire concrete actions and ethical guidelines that guide the responsible development and deployment of AI technologies.

The guests include:

Latanya Sweeney pioneered the field known as data privacy, launched the emerging area known as algorithmic fairness, and her work is explicitly cited in government regulations worldwide, including the U.S. federal medical privacy regulation (known as HIPAA). She is a recipient of the prestigious Louis D. Brandeis Privacy Award, the American Psychiatric Association's Privacy Advocacy Award, and has testified before government bodies worldwide. She earned her PhD in computer science from MIT in 2001; the first Black woman to do so.

Jennifer Anastasoff is co-founder and executive director of the Tech Talent Project. Previously, she was a founding member of the U.S. Digital Service at the White House and served as Head of People from 2014 until 2017, increasing the team from three to over 200 and created a diverse, cross-functional pipeline of digital talent from around America into our federal government. She focuses on bringing together talent, innovation, and social change and loves building awesome teams. She served as founding CEO of Fuse Corps and prior to starting Fuse Corps, Jennifer founded a few social enterprises focused on bringing technical and operational skills to the public sector, served as a consultant on the Higher Education Committee of the California State Assembly, and was a proud 6th-grade teacher.

[Moderator] Sylvester Johnson is associate vice provost for public interest technology and the founding Director of the center for humanities at Virginia Tech. He has also served as a faculty fellow for the PIT- UN consortium led by New America.

This event serves as a vital platform for interdisciplinary dialogue, offering diverse perspectives and insights into the ethical and societal implications of AI, ensuring that technological advancements align with human values and contribute positively to a more equitable and just world.

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Jan 11, 2024 | 06:30 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora


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