LITA ALA Annual President’s Program: Meredith Broussard presents on Artificial Unintelligence

For Immediate Release
Thu, 04/04/2019


Mark Beatty

Programs and Marketing Specialist


Chicago -- LITA President Bohyun Kim welcomes Meredith Broussard presenting: Artificial Unintelligence
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

In this talk, author and professor Meredith Broussard looks at the inner workings and outer limits of technology, and explains why we should never assume that computers always get things right. Our collective enthusiasm for applying computer technology to every aspect of life has resulted in a vast number of poorly designed systems. We are so eager to do everything digitally—hiring, driving, paying bills, even choosing romantic partners—that we have stopped demanding that our technology actually work.

Data journalist Meredith Broussard is an assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University and the author of “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World.” Her academic research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good.

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