The Vera Institute is organizing an event on Technology, Data and justice Reform on October 3 at the Citi building, 388 Greenwich, in Manhattan.
The justice system is characterized by a profound lack of transparency. In many places we do not have accurate, up to date information on how resources are deployed, the people who are arrested, how decisions are made in the justice system, or the extent to which the money in your pocket or the color of your skin influences outcomes. Advances in data collection and analysis hold the promise of increasing transparency and accountability. However, the stakes are incredibly high and an array of advocates, data scientists and researchers have sounded the alarm about the potential negative consequences of relying on big data and algorithms to guide justice reform.
In this panel, Vera will convene some of the leading commentators on technology and justice reform to tackle these important issues. Panelists include Cathy O’Neil (author of Weapons of Math Destruction), Cameron Brien (Managing Director, Goldman Sachs), Rachael Weiss Riley (Director, Data Clinic, Two Sigma Investments), and Jim Parsons (Vera’s VP and Director of Research). The panel will be moderated by Jeannette Wing (Avanessians Director, Data Science Institute, Columbia University). Please see below for an invitation that provides further details.
If you would like to attend, please send an RSVP to Renuka Sawhney at email@example.com.