Race and Gender in Silicon Valley (AFRICAAM 80Q)

CS
80Q
Instructors
Lee, C. (PI)
Section Number
1
Join us as we go behind the scenes of some of the big headlines about trouble in Silicon Valley. We'll start with the basic questions like who decides who gets to see themselves as "a computer person," and how do early childhood and educational experiences shape our perceptions of our relationship to technology? Then we'll see how those questions are fundamental to a wide variety of recent events from #metoo in tech companies, to the ways the under-representation of women and people of color in tech companies impacts the kinds of products that Silicon Valley brings to market. We'll see how data and the coming age of AI raise the stakes on these questions of identity and technology. How can we ensure that AI technology will help reduce bias in human decision-making in areas from marketing to criminal justice, rather than amplify it?
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Requirements
WAY-EDP
Units
3
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Practice
Academic Year
Quarter
Autumn
Section Days
Tuesday Thursday
Start Time
1:30 PM
End Time
3:00 PM
Location
460-301