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Combating Authoritarian Tech

Seminar / Lecture
 
Open to the Public

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From surveillance and location tracking to facial recognition, progress in AI and data collection is wide-ranging in scope and impact, with the potential to both further and jeopardize the rights of citizens. Join the NYU Data Future Lab to find out how to combat authoritarian tech as a startup, investor, enterprise, and consumer. 

Over the past decade, "authoritarian" has become synonymous with defense tech, facial recognition and surveillance, robotics in policing, social media giants, and the big business of politics that affects citizens in the U.S. and across the globe. More recently, it has become a booming industry, with fast-growing startups on both sides of the debate. 

Even as concerns are raised about potential and impact, some players in the field are finding ways to remove negative implications from tech remedies while others are tackling problem areas headfirst. The solution lies in the involvement of every stakeholder, from founder and investor to client and policymaker. 

At the latest in NYU Data Future Lab’s free, virtual 90-Minute Tech series, experts — including keynote speaker Clay Shirky — innovators, funders, and founders combating authoritarian tech discuss the industry landscape and impact, the solutions emerging, the role of the government as regulator and client, and more.

If you can't make it, register to receive a video recording after the event!

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Combating Authoritarian Tech

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