(CANCELED) Presentations: "Algorithmic Bias: Sources and Responses"


Location: Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom, Eck Hall of Law (View on map.nd.edu)

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After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel our March 18 Algorithmic Bias event.
We hope to reschedule this important conversation sometime next fall.

Featuring a keynote by Big Data scientist and New York Times bestselling author

Cathy O’Neil

“Algorithms: for whom do they fail?”

Plus panels featuring:

  • Shaun Barry, Global Leader for Government, Healthcare, and Utilities at SAS
  • Kevin Bowyer, Schubmehl-Prein Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame
  • Genevieve Fried, Technology Fellow at AI Now
  • Ryan Hagemann, Co-Director at IBM Policy Lab
  • Sara Jordan, Policy Counsel at Future of Privacy Forum
  • Kirsten Martin, Linder Gambal Professor of Business Ethics at George Washington University School of Business
  • Ron Metoyer, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame (moderator)
  • Scott Nestler, Academic Director, MS in Business Analytics at Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame (moderator)
  • Mutale Nkonde, CEO of AI For the People
  • Kate Vredenburgh, Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and McCoy Family Center for Ethics and Society

This event will explore questions such as:

  • What do we mean by “bias” in the context of algorithms?
  • What are the sources of that bias? 
  • In what contexts does bias manifest, and what are the associated harms? 
  • What technological, institutional, and policy responses best address the various sources of bias? 

RSVP for lunch

Tentative Schedule:

10 a.m. — Welcome
10:15 a.m. — Panel 1
11:30 a.m. — Lunch
12 p.m. — Keynote
1:15 p.m. — Panel 2
2:30 p.m. — Closing remarks

Additional event:

At 3 p.m., panelist Mutale Nkonde will give the 2020 Cahill Lecture in Business Ethics at Jordan Auditorium in the Mendoza College of Business. 

Her topic is "Advancing Racial Literacy in Tech." 

Learn more at the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership


Originally published at techethics.nd.edu.