The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah will host Ruha Benjamin in a virtual conversation focused on the intersections of race, justice and technology.
Is code colorblind? Can artificial intelligence predict prejudice and prevent discrimination? How can technology companies protect human rights and promote equality?
The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah will host Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and founder of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, in a virtual conversation with Erika George, director of the center, Oct. 15, 2020, at 12 p.m. The discussion will focus on the intersections of race, justice and technology. The online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Launched in February 2020, Tanner Talks bring leading interdisciplinary scholars, public figures, faculty, students and lifelong learners together for open, unscripted conversations about contemporary challenges. The inaugural Tanner Talk featured Ibram X. Kendi, founder and director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research and author of “How to Be An Antiracist.”
This is a free event but registration is required.