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Ethics and Technology Talks

Our Center hosts a series of lunchtime talks throughout the academic year on topics that relate to the intersection of ethics and technology. 

Many of the speakers teach courses that count toward the Ethics and Technoloy Minor electives.  See below for our current speakers lined up this year.  Additional talks will be added for winter and spring quarter.

RSVP is required, and free lunch is provided.

OCTOBER 15TH

Jeff Hancock, Professor of Communications, Founder and Director of Stanford's Social Media Lab

Professor Hancock will be teaching COMM 124: Lies, Trust, and Tech in Winter quarter, and specializes in ethical issues associated with computational social science.  Professor Hancock is well-known for his research on how people use deception with technology, from sending texts and emails to detecting fake online reviews. His TED Talk on deception has been seen over 1 million times and he’s been featured as a guest on “CBS This Morning” for his expertise on social media. 

TITLE:  The Shifting Tides of Trust and Tech
WHEN
Noon – 1:00pm
WHERE:  Stanford Law School, Crown Building, Room 320D

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NOVEMBER 6TH

Johan Ugander, Assitant Professor of Managemnt Science & Engineering (MS&E)

Professor Ugander teaches a course on Data Privacy and Ethics, and his research specializes in developing algorithmic and satistical frameworks for analyzing social networks, social systems, and other large-scale data-rich contexts.

TITLE:  Social Data and Privacy
WHEN
:  Noon – 1:00pm
WHERE:  Stanford Law School, Crown Building, Room 320D

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NOVEMBER 20TH

Jerry Kaplan, Lecturer and Research Affiliate at FSI (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies)

Kaplan's research and teaching focus on the social and economic impact of Artificial Intelligence, and he teaches a course with the same title in Winter Quarter.  He has also recently published a book Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Knowfrom Oxford University Press.

TITLE: The Seven Deadly Sins of Algorithmic Bias
WHEN
:  Noon – 1:00pm
WHERE:  Stanford Law School, Crown Building, Room 320D