- Facing a Pandemic in the Dark: An Update on Cox's Bazar & COVID-19, with Razia Sultana
Three weeks ago, Razia Sultana, a Rohingya lawyer and activist, wrote an article for the Carnegie Council website about how over 1 million Rohingya refugees living in unsanitary conditions and with no Internet access in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Q&A, she gives an update on this situation.
- The Risks and Rewards of Big Data, Algorithms, and Machine Learning, with danah boyd
How do we analyze vast swaths of data and who decides what to collect? For example, big data may help us cure cancer, but the choice of data collected for police work or hiring may have built-in biases, explains danah boyd. "All the technology is trying to do is say, 'What can we find of good qualities in the past and try to amplify them in the future?' It's always trying to amplify the past. So when the past is flawed, it will amplify that."