What is The Human in the Data?

The Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities program is proud to announce its new critical dialogue series, "The Human in the Data." Throughout the 2018-2019 academic year, DASH will host a series of presentations and conversations on the ubiquity of Big Data and algorithmic decision making in every major sector of contemporary life from health to work to education. This series will focus on the biases, assumptions, and human factors that can underlie data and algorithms. As data is used to explain, predict, and direct more and more human behavior, we seek to critically engage with the humanistic dimensions of this significant cultural shift. We hope you'll join us in our exploration of the human side of data.


Amelia McNamara, Department of Computer & Information Sciences , University of St. Thomas
"How Spatial Polygons Shape Our World: Geometry, Data, and Perceptions of Truth"
September 20th, 3:30 p.m.
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

U of MN Day of Data
January 11th, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bruininks Hall 220 & Online Streaming

The Human in the Data lecture with Ece Kamar, Senior Researcher at the Adaptive Systems and Interaction Group at Microsoft Research
"The Real Promise of AI: How to Get AI-Human Collaboration to Work?"
March 29th, 1:00 p.m.
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

Tawanna Dillahunt, School of Information, University of Michigan
"Designing for Employability: Envisioning Tools and Opportunities for Low-Resource Job Seekers"
April 25th, 4:15 p.m.
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

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