CS 2952-v: Algorithms for the People

Meeting Time: TTh 10:30-11:50 AM
Location: Online
Instructor: Seny Kamara (seny@brown.edu)
Seny’s office hours: Online by appointment
Teaching assistant:

Description: Computer science has transformed every aspect of society, including communication, transportation, commerce, finance, and health. The revolution enabled by computing has been extraordinarily valuable. The largest tech companies generate almost a trillion dollars a year and employ millions of people. But technology does not affect everyone in the same way. In this seminar, we will examine how new technologies, ranging from facial recognition to drones, are affecting marginalized communities.

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Syllabus: pdf