Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology Lecture Series - Safiya Umoja Noble

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: JO 2.604
Admission: Free
Season: 2018-19

Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology Lecture Series: The Promise and the Peril of Artificial Intelligence

About the Lecture:

Critical information scholars continue to demonstrate how technology and its narratives are shaped by and infused with values and not the result of the actions of impartial, disembodied, unpositioned agents. Technology consists of a set of social practices, situated within the dynamics of race, gender, class, and politics. Safiya Noble’s talk, based on her book, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, addresses the issues of internet search and how language and meaning are derived in ways that pose particular harms to various publics who are increasingly reliant upon commercial technologies.

About the Author:

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble is an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the departments of information studies and African American studies. She also is a visiting faculty member at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication. Noble’s academic research focuses on the design of digital media platforms on the internet and their impact on society. Her work is both sociological and interdisciplinary, marking the ways that digital media impacts and intersects with issues of race, gender, culture, and technology. She is regularly quoted for her expertise by national and international press on issues of algorithmic discrimination and technology bias. Noble is the co-editor of two edited volumes: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online and Emotions, Technology & Design. She currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies , and is the co-editor of the Commentary & Criticism section of the Journal of Feminist Media Studies . Noble earned her doctoral and master’s degrees in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Fresno.

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