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March 6, 2018

Data Science to Save the World | Latanya Sweeney | WiDS 2018

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Latanya Sweeney, Professor of Government and Technology in Residence at Harvard University, delivers a Keynote presentation, Data Science to Save the World, at the WiDS 2018 Conference held at Stanford University on March 5, 2018.

Technology designers are the new policy makers. No one elected them and most people do not know their names, but the arbitrary decisions they make when producing the latest gadgets and online innovations dictate the code by which we conduct our daily lives and govern our countries. As technology progresses, every societal value and every state rule comes up for grabs and will likely be redefined by what technology enables or not. Data science allows us to do experiments to show how it all fits together or falls apart. Come to this talk and see how data science can help save the world.

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Professor, Harvard University