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The Art, Activism and Algorithms: Aesthetic Interventions in Machine Bias panel discussion on Wednesday, March 7th will feature leading figures in data journalism and art, technology and activism. The dangers of algorithmic bias are becoming an increasing concern with opaque and proprietary computer programs controlling an ever expanding range of human life including judicial processes, newsfeeds, financial loans, dating websites and the policing of neighborhoods.
This panel discussion features Pulitzer Prize nominated journalists that investigated discriminatory bias in algorithmic systems and artists who find strategies to confront and defy these procedures. The panel includes Jeff Larson, Data Reporter at ProPublica, Tega Brain, artist, engineer and former researcher at Data&Society, Nora Khan, Acting Editor of Rhizome and Surya Mattu, an artist and engineer who has worked at ProPublica and Nokia Bell Labs. Prof. Andrew Demirjian will moderate the panel.