August 06, 2020
Chautauqua Invites CMU Professors to AI and Humanity Panel
Experts speak about the ethics of technology
By Katy Rank LevMedia Inquiries
- Marketing and Communications
Each summer, 100,000 philanthropists, artists, politicians and community leaders gather at the Chautauqua Institution for a nine-week season of lectures, courses and interactive programming. Invited speakers include former presidents, world-renowned musicians and activists and subject matter experts from all disciplines. The 2020 series, held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, included Carnegie Mellon University experts in both panel discussions and featured lectures.
David Danks, L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, and head of the philosophy department, delivered a presentation for the Institute's African American Heritage House (AAHH). Danks spoke about the many algorithms impacting people's lives today, and the ways that these algorithms are using biased data to make decisions that directly harm vulnerable communities.
David Danks delivers a presentation for Chautauqua's African American Heritage House entitled "Fixing the Cultural Biases in Algorithms."