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Theme: A.I. Ethics & Civil Liberties

This event occurred on
November 20, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

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WBUR CitySpace
890 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts, 02215
United States
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Cansu Canca

Techno Philosopher
Cansu Canca is a philosopher and the founder and director of the AI Ethics Lab. She leads teams of computer scientists, philosophers, and legal scholars to provide ethics analysis and guidance to researchers and practitioners. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the National University of Singapore specializing in applied ethics. Her area of work is in the ethics of technology and population-level bioethics with an interest in policy questions. Prior to the AI Ethics Lab, she was a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, and a researcher at the Harvard Law School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Osaka University, and the World Health Organization.

Kade Crockford

Privacy Advocate
Kade Crockford is the director of the Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts. Kade writes, researches, organizes, lobbies, and advocates to ensure privacy and civil liberties law keeps pace with new technologies, with a focus on how systems of surveillance and control impact not just society in general, but also their primary targets: people of color, Muslims, immigrants, and dissidents. Kade’s writing on digital security, surveillance, and state power have appeared in outlets including The Nation, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, New Inquiry, and The Baffler.

Olivia Pérez Collellmir

Olivia is a pianist, bandleader, and composer from Barcelona, Spain. She started playing piano at the age of five and as a young scholar pianist toured and recorded for the National Radio of Spain. Olivia received a full scholarship at Berklee College of Music where she won the prestigious Chair Award and a Piano Achievement Award. Olivia is a faculty member in the Berklee piano department and regularly performs at The Beehive, Regattabar, Museum of Fine Arts, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Sonia Olla

Sonia was born and raised in Barcelona where she earned a degree in Spanish Dance and Flamenco at the esteemed Instituto de Teatro y Danza. Hailed by The New York Times as “a furnace of earthy sensuality”, she has performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and choreographed Madonna’s worldwide 2015-16 Rebel Heart Tour. Sonia currently resides in New York and is a bailaora of international prestige who directors and choreographs her own shows.

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Cambridge, MA, United States