Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Dialogue: Data & Democracy: Our Technology, Our Future
  • Dialogue: Data & Democracy: Our Technology, Our Future
  • Discussion
  • 2/20/2013
  • 19:30-20:30
  • Spooner Hall
  • Host: The Commons
Event Description
The Commons hosts a debate, moderated by Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Biodiversity Institute Leonard Krishtalka, about the data deluge, our growing reliance on silicon and algorithms, and the outsourcing of decision-making to artificial "thinking machines." Dartmouth College Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy James Moor and University of Kansas Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Perry Alexander speak from opposing positions. Audience participation is encouraged; questions from the public will drive the second portion of the program.