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The CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative (CUNY DHI), launched in Fall 2010, aims to build connections and community among those at CUNY who are applying digital technologies to scholarship and pedagogy in the humanities. All are welcome: faculty, students, and technologists, experienced practitioners and beginning DHers, enthusiasts and skeptics.

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Fwd: [ITP-L] Fw: FYI: cunytc pd with special guest, Data Activist Renee Cummings

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    *From:* Shpresa Ahmeti <Shpresa.Ahmeti@cuny.edu>
    *Sent:* Friday, April 21, 2023 1:38 PM
    *To:* Michael Mandiberg <mmandiberg@gc.cuny.edu>
    *Subject:* FYI: cunytc pd with special guest, Data Activist Renee Cummings

    Dear Michael,

    I hope this email finds you well. I know that when I did the ITP program, a
    topic that came up often was algorithms of oppression and so for that
    reason, so I wanted to share with everyone that I am running a PD on *April
    26 Wednesday from 12pm-2p*m, which will include a very special guest, *AI
    ethicist Renee Cummings who will join from 1pm-2pm*. Please share with the
    current/past ITP community who may be interested in this zoom event.

    Anyone is welcome to join for part of it or stay for the whole thing (note
    if you come for the 1st half, you may end up in a breakout room with STEM
    tutors).

    * About Professor Renee Cummings: Professor Renée Cummings, is an
    artificial intelligence (AI), data and tech ethicist, and the first data
    activist-in-residence at the University of Virginia’s (UVA) School of Data
    Science
    (datascience.virginia.edu)
    where
    she was named professor of Practice in Data Science. She is also a
    nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and a distinguished
    member of the World Economic Forum’s Data Equity Council
    (http://www.weforum.org).
    She
    is also a criminologist, criminal psychologist, therapeutic jurisprudence
    specialist, and a community scholar at Columbia University
    (gca.columbia.edu).
    She
    also serves as co-director of the Public Interest Technology (PIT)
    University Network, at UVA, and is on the board of advisors of the Carnegie
    Council for Ethics
    (http://www.carnegiecouncil.org)
    in
    International Affairs. Committed to stretching the imagination of data
    science, reimagining the relationship between data and society, and
    redefining the data power structure, Renée works at the intersection of
    technology, power, and society. She examines the ethical implications of
    data on society, exploring the impact of AI on duty of care and due
    process, expanding our understanding of the ethical risks of AI and how to
    build ethically resilient, rewarding, responsible, sustainable,
    justice-oriented, and trauma-informed AI for the benefit of all. *

    * Shpresa Ahmeti is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: AI,
    Predictive Algorithms, & Data Driven Inequity: APRIL PD 2023 Time: Apr 26,
    2023 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84429362064?pwd=dWhmR0U3ZGJ5YzBPbVlQYzcrTHdKQT09
    (us02web.zoom.us)
    Meeting ID: 844 2936 2064 Passcode: 718576 Dial by your location +1 929
    205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID: 844 2936 2064 Passcode: 718576 *

    Thank you and have a nice day,

    Shpresa

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