Kavli Conversations: Data, Democracy and the News

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 — 6:30pm EST

Watch a live #scicomm conversation presented by the Carter Institute of Journalism at NYU Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program with support from the Kavli Foundation. This week's talk is titled Age of Algorithms: Data, Democracy and the News. Cathy O'Neil is the author of the best-selling Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. A former Wall Street quant and math professor, she blogs at mathbabe.org. Julia Angwin is a senior reporter at ProPublica and author of Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance. At the Wall Street Journal, she was on teams that won one Pulitzer and were finalists for another. Moderator Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer at the Wall Street Journal and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Carter Institute of Journalism at NYU.

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