Tech Skepticism and Worker Activism: Drawing Lessons for Research and Education

Panel Discussion: EE: CS | December 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Meredith Whittaker, AI Now Institute and Google; Matt Caggle, ACLU; Jeremy Gillula, Electronic Frontier Foundation

 Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship in Computing and Engineering

Join the Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship in Computing and Engineering (GEESE) for an end-of-semester event, Tech Skepticism and Worker Activism: Drawing Lessons for Research and Education. Reflecting on events and crises in the tech industry over the past year, our discussion will focus on the implications for members of campus, as researchers, teachers, and students.

Speakers include
- Meredith Whittaker, co-founder of the AI Now Institute, leader of Google's Open Research Group and the Google Measurement Lab, and co-organizer of the recent Google Walkout and Project Maven protests,
- Matt Caggle, Technology and Civil Liberties Attorney at the ACLU of Northern California, involved in revealing use of Amazon facial recognition software in mass surveillance programs,
- Jeremy Gillula, Tech Projects Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, obtained PhD in Robotics and Machine Learning at Stanford and Berkeley EECS.

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with professors and members of the campus community. We hope you can join us on 12/12 at 4pm in HP Auditorium, 306 Soda hall. Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/QPVkXdRqvd70Rkfe2

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