Art and Tech
Who's Coding Our Future? Algorithms, Culture, Ethics:
A Conversation with Judith Michelle Williams and Clive Thompson.
Friday, February 28
Join us and our partner creative tech organization, CTW for a conversation moderated by Isabel Walcott Draves about how computer programmers and their algorithms are shaping our world. First, we'll hear from Clive Thompson, Canadian science and technology writer for publications like The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Wired and Entertainment Weekly. His book Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World explores the culture and influence of the programmers that increasingly impact so much of our daily lives. We'll pair him with Judith Michelle Williams, Senior Vice President, Global Head of People Sustainability & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at SAP. Williams, who has also managed global diversity programs at Dropbox and Google, will offer deep insight into bias in the world of tech and the importance of diversity in software engineering teams. We'll round out the evening with a participatory discussion with the audience -- that's you! -- about your experiences interacting with algorithms, hidden influence, fairness, and who gets to create the culture of this coming age of Artificial Intelligence.
This event is free and open to the public, however an RSVP is required at nationalartsclub.eventbrite.com.
PLEASE NOTE that members of The National Arts Club are not required to RSVP. A block of seats has been set aside for our members, however seating is first-come, first-served and entry to the event can not be guaranteed. Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the event start time.