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Fairness and Equity in a Digital Age
8:30 AM - 11:59 PM Entrepreneurship
Date: June 11, 2019 to June 11, 2019
Where: Entrepreneurship, Margaret Lau Auditorium , 55 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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FAIRNESS AND EQUITY IN A DIGITAL AGE Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society Launch Symposium June 11, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost: FREE  Technology is accelerating at a rate that seems almost impossible to clock. Artificial intelligence, digital media, social networks, robotics, and virtual reality have become an integral part of our human interactions and have the potential to change all areas of life dramatically. The more we use technology, and the more embedded in our lives it becomes, the more critical questions of fairness and equity become. The University of Toronto's Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society launch symposium, Fairness and Equity in a Digital Age, features keynote speaker Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Professor Benjamin, a leading scholar of the social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine, will join some of our thought leaders to explore the intersections between technology, society, fairness, and equity. For full event information, please visit the event web page. Program 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.   Registration, Breakfast, Networking & Displays 9:00 - 9:05 a.m.   Welcome    Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, University of Toronto and Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health 9:05  - 9:10 a.m.   Opening Remarks   Meric Gertler, President, University of Toronto and Professor, Geography & Planning 9:10 - 10:15 a.m.  Opening Keynote   Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor, African American Studies, Princeton University 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.     Break     10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    What's Fair Is Fair? Interdisciplinary Perspectives   This moderated panel will explore the differing concepts of fairness and equity and how they work/do not work in cross-disciplinary research and work environments. Speakers will address their work related to: normative aspects of technology, fa