Talk delivered 2019-06-25 as part of the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, held at Princeton University https://compsocialscience.github.io/summer-institute/2019/
what should future statisticians, CEO, and senators know about the
history and ethics of data?
What should our future statisticians, senators, and CEOs know about the history and ethics of data?
How might understanding that history provide tools and resources to future citizens navigating a future shaped by data empowered algorithms?
I'll present content from a class co-developed over the past several years with Professor Matt Jones of Columbia's Department of History, based on material absent from both the curriculum for future technologists as well as for future humanists.
The intellectual arc traces from the 18th century to present day, beginning with examples of contemporary technological advances, disquieting ethical debates, and financial success powered by panoptic persuasion architectures.