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Building Equitable Ecologies of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

A mini-symposium with artists and data scientists
Friday, October 15, 2021
10:30 AM-5:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have become a major forcethat impacts our daily lives in essential ways, from how political messaging andmarketing are designed, to automating the process of deciding who gets hired orwhich neighborhood should be intensely patrolled. Big Data and AI can be animportant agent for social justice and equality; or they can also be used toperpetuate injustice and hurt populations that are already disadvantaged andmarginalized. Artists have been at the fore­front, together with scientists, inexplor­ing ways in which AI sys­tems can be more equi­table, trans­par­entand inclu­sive. This mini-symposium brings lead­ing voices in the fieldtogether, and is inspired by two projects at U-M:
Stephanie Dinkins: On
Love & Data, the first survey
exhibition of this prominent transmedia artist whose work creates platforms for
dialogue about AI as it intersects race, gender, aging and future histories.
This exhibit is organized by Stamps Gallery, Penny W. Stamps School of Art &
Design, from August 27 to October 23, 2021 and generously supported by the Andy
Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.Fair Representation in Arts
and in Data, a collaboration between data
scientists, artists and museum curators and funded by the U-M President’s Arts
Initiative, and the results will be displayed at U-M Museum of Art starting in
mid-October, 2021.Mini-symposium program: October 15, 2021
Hybrid format / All events open to the public
10:30 am: Opening RemarksZoom link:
10:40 - noon: Stephanie Dinkins, Keynote and Q&AZoom link:
12:30 - 1:45 pm: Panel DiscussionZoom link:
Sophia Brueckner, Assistant Professor, Stamps
School of Art & Design, U-MH.V. Jagadish, Director, Michigan Institute for Data Science; Bernard A Galler
Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
U-MDiana Nucera (Mother Cyborg), Artist, Founder and Director of the Equitable Internet
InitiativeTawanna Petty, Poet, author, youth advocate, Fellow of Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil
SocietyModerator: Srimoyee Mitra, Director, Stamps Gallery,

2:30 - 4 pm: Machine Learn­ing for Artists work­shop U-M Museum of Art, 525 S State St, Ann ArborWith Kerby Shed­den, Director, Consulting for Statistics, Computing, and Analytics Research; Pro­fes­sor of Sta­tis­tics, Uni­ver­sity of Michigan. Registration required.
Co-orga­nized by Stamps Gallery, Penny W. Stamps School of Art &
Design, Dig­i­tal Stud­ies Insti­tute, Michi­gan Insti­tute of Data
Sci­ence, and Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan Museum of Art. Gen­er­ously
sup­ported by the U-M Arts Initiative.

Program Committee:
Jing Liu, Managing Director, Michigan Institute for Data Science,
U-MSrimoyee Mitra, Director, Stamps Gallery, U-MMarisa Olson, Executive Director, Digital Studies Institute, U-MAccessibility
Stamps events are free and open to the public, and we are committed to making them accessible to all attendees. Virtual events will take place online using the Zoom platform with an auto-generated Live Transcript available.
If you anticipate needing any additional accommodations to participate, please email Jennifer Junkermeier-Khan at at least one week in advance of the scheduled event so we can arrange for your accommodation or an effective alternative.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: TBD
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Art
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), Michigan Institute for Data Science, Digital Studies Institute, Arts Initiative

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