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Week 9: Artificial intelligence, health privacy[edit]


Much is made of the coming artificially intelligent future, where automation takes away menial labor and self-driving electric cars get us off the internal combustion engine. But that fantasy ignores the reality of the AI infrastructures currently being built, infrastructures that exacerbate existing social problems and create whole new concerns. Artificial intelligence is built through enormous datasets, which are often created from the wealth of information collected about us without our consent. Processing all of this data is incredibly resource-intensive. Furthermore, lots of AI is used for even greater privacy-violating purposes, like facial recognition and predictive policing. This week, we'll talk about AI in depth and efforts to oppose its worst excesses. We'll also talk about health and privacy, the connections between digital health and artificial intelligence, and patient privacy rights.





  • Lecture, readings, discussion forum, and final project work