Join us on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 12:00-1:30 PM at Morgan Lewis to hear from Chelsea Barabas, Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab.
The First Amendment in the Digital Age
In the Algorithmic Age, how do we coexist with new technologies while also fighting for expanded civil rights and civil liberties? From healthcare to housing to criminal justice, artificial intelligence and algorithmic decision-making systems pose new threats to equity and justice. Media Lab Research Scientist, Chelsea Barabas, will explore this topic and expand on the social and ethical implications of these technologies.
Chelsea is a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab, where she examines the spread of algorithmic decision making tools in the US criminal justice system. She works with an amazing group of interdisciplinary researchers, government officials and community organizers to unpack and transform mainstream narratives around criminal justice reform and data-driven decision making. Formerly, she was the Head of Social Innovation at the MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative, where she examined the social and political implications of cryptocurrencies and decentralized digital infrastructure. Her work has been covered in places like The Atlantic, Wired, Motherboard, Newsweek, Boston Globe, and CBC.
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