Join us for this conversation with MIT Professor of Urban Planning, Sarah Williams, as she discusses and launches her new book, Data Action: Using Data for Public Good. Sarah will be having a conversation about using big data for both good – tracking disease to exposing human rights violations, and for bad – implementing surveillance and control. Her book discusses how data inevitably represents the ideologies of those who control its use; data analytics and algorithms that often exclude women, economically disadvantaged and certain ethnic groups. In addition, she will be touching on how data can be used in more ethical and responsible ways, how it can be used to make policy decisions, and the impact of Big Data from an urban planning and real estate perspective.
Speaker: Sarah Williams, MIT Professor, Urban Planning