Past Event

Renée Cummings - A Double Pandemic

June 18, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Event Description: 

In A Double Pandemic: Risking Your Life for Justice, Protesting Police Brutality during COVID-19, Renée Cummings, examines how artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping the public health response to the novel coronavirus and recoding the distribution of power and the administration of justice.

She also examines why black and brown data matter in creating diverse, equitable and inclusive AI and reducing algorithmic bias. She explores how digital profiling with AI, such as facial recognition, crime forecasting and predictive policing, reinforce institutional racism, and systemic discrimination. She advocates for ethical AI to mitigate against the risks of data that reinforce preexisting patterns of exclusion and inequality.

Event Speaker: 

Renée Cummings, Columbia Community Scholar

Event Information:

Free and open to the public, registration is required. For more information, please visit the event webpage

Hosted by the Columbia University School of Professional Studies and Office of Government and Community Affairs.