How can data science help us solve real human problems without risking unintended or biased-based outcomes?
The final Brain Insight Lecture of the academic year at the Columbia Zuckerman Institute, “Data for Good: Data Science at Columbia,” addressed this question.
Speaking was Jeannette M. Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University.
The lecture took place on Tuesday, April 9 at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.
The Brain Insight Lecture Series is one of two closely related initiatives at the Zuckerman institute supported by the SNF. The other, the Teacher-Scholar Program, connects New York City middle school and high school science teachers with the latest in brain research. Using the Brain Insight Lectures as case studies in subsequent workshops, teachers create a lesson plan for the semester to bring cutting-edge brain science into the classroom.