Algorithms are everywhere, and they have increasing power over what we consume (Amazon, Netflix, TikTok), who we date (“the apps”), and how we understand the world (Google, ChatGPT). So, what are algorithms, and how did they become so powerful? Who are the humans that create them, and why does it matter?

In this workshop, we will explore how algorithms can perpetuate bias and discrimination, and discuss some preventive strategies. It is open to learners of all backgrounds and experience.

This workshop will be offered via Zoom. If you're registered, you'll receive the Zoom invitation information the day before the workshop.

Instructors: Shelby Hallman, Physical Sciences and Engineering Librarian; Ashley Peterson, Research & Instruction Librarian, Media and Data Literacy; Jenny Cao, Data Literacy Student

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