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Data Driven Discrimination

Data Driven Discrimination

What Is it, and Where Do We Go from Here?

Join Wasserstein Fellow Brittny-Jade Saunders ’08, Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, for a discussion of “data-driven discrimination,” or discrimination resulting from the convergence of “big data” and predictive analytic techniques as they become increasingly central to decision-making in our day-to-day lives. Brittny will discuss the Commission’s work in this area; New York City’s Automated Decision Systems Task Force; and challenges and opportunities related to the application of existing frameworks to rapidly-changing technologies, particularly at the local government level. Co-sponsored with the Urbanists, BLSA, Berkman Klein Center, SALSA, and Alianza.

Learn more about Brittny’s work and career.

Non-pizza lunch will be provided.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at, or (617)495-1880 in advance of the event.


This event is supported by the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. In conjunction with the MIT Media Lab, the Initiative is developing activities, research, and tools to ensure that fast-advancing AI serves the public good. Learn more at /topics/ethics-and-governance-ai.

Past Event
Thursday, September 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
HLS Wasserstein Hall, Singer Classroom B010 (basement level)
1585 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 US

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