Thursday, January 27, 2022 — 12:30 PM to Thursday, February 24, 2022 — 2:00 PM EST
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New Innovation Research Challenge Seeks Proposals for Novel Applications of BlackBerry Technologies to Advance Progress Against UN Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, January 27, 2022 — 3:30 PM EST

Feed your creative being while connecting to the themes of UWaterloo's Critical Tech Talk Series discussing the ethics of Technology.

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Thursday, February 10, 2022 — 7:00 PM EST

In her most recent book, Discriminating Data (2021), Wendy Chun reveals how polarization is a goal—not an error—within big data and machine learning. These methods, she argues, encode segregation, eugenics, and identity politics through their default assumptions and conditions. Correlation, which grounds big data's predictive potential, stems from twentieth-century eugenic attempts to “breed” a better future. Recommender systems foster angry clusters of sameness through homophily. Users are “trained” to become authentically predictable via a politics and technology of recognition.