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Upcoming DLI Events 

Date Weekly | Fall Semester | 2020

Time Wednesdays 12.00 - 1.15pm


In the face of such challenging times, the DLI Seminar continued to to stream throughout the Spring semester. We look forward to resuming in Fall 2020 in person or virtually (TBD), and will keep you posted on our upcoming line-up of dynamic speakers. More info >


Date September 2020 

Digital Platform Zoom

Co-hosts University of Chicago and the Digital Life Initiative, Cornell Tech

COVID-19 Update

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve made the decision to postpone the 3rd Annual Symposium on Applications of Contextual Integrity (CI) until 2021. Nonetheless, we want to maintain the exciting momentum of our quickly growing CI community. Thus, in lieu of an in-person symposium this year, we are instead planning a two hour virtual CI Town hall meeting to discuss Privacy and COVID-19 this September (exact date and time TBA). We are planning on holding a panel about the relevance of CI to pandemic contact tracing, as well as serving as an opportunity to jumpstart new collaborations and connect old and new members of the CI community who otherwise might not have the chance to interact. More info >

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Previous DLI Events 

Date 2017-2020

Venue Cornell Tech | Roosevelt Island


For more information on our previous list of dynamic speakers and guests visit here >


Date Friday 13 March,  2020

Venue Cornell Tech


This single day event will bring together experts from engineering, policy, and industry to discuss the social implications of autonomous transport from different perspectives. We plan to explore questions such as: 


  • How different vehicle deployments change how human occupants are identified and defined, and how that may affect questions of privacy and autonomy.

  • How different business models like passenger ride-sharing, fleet management, or private vehicle ownership require different technological configurations, and what they require in terms of data flows and public accountability. 

  • How different vehicle systems require changes to public space or re-instrumenting of roadways, and who has the power to determine the shape of those new urban environments.

  • How business decisions, and the technologies required to implement them, interact with broader policy questions around public life, the environment, and international geopolitics. More info >


Date September 28-29 | 2018 

Venue Cornell Tech | Roosevelt Island


Algorithmic oversight is one of the defining policy problems of our age. Two dimensions of the problem are well appreciated: scale and complexity. But there is a third and equally important dimension, one that has gone comparatively unnoticed: speed. The characteristic time-scales of human decision-making range from years (for democratic deliberations) to a few hundred milliseconds (for instinctual reactions). But software is capable of making decisions far faster: in a matter of microseconds. This mismatch poses serious technical challenges and even deeper ones for managing and responding to algorithmic actions.
Six topical panels will cover warfare, financial markets, labor and manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, information security, and content moderation. Participants will discuss current, forthcoming, and potential changes in algorithmic speed in their respective domains and techniques for avoiding, detecting, mitigating, and responding to speed-abetted algorithmic mistakes and abuses. 
More info >

Speed 2018 is generously supported with a gift from Microsoft Corporation.


Date August 19 - 20 | 2019

Venue UC Berkeley

Co-hosts International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley and the Digital Life Initiative, Cornell Tech


Following a successful inaugural Contextual Integrity Symposium in Fall 2018 at Princeton University, a second 2-day event was hosted at UC Berkeley to encourage interdisciplinary discussions to explore the applications and implications of CI. More info >


Date September 13-14 | 2018

Venue Princeton University

Co-sponsors Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University and the Digital Life Initiative, Cornell Tech


The aim of the first Contextual Integrity Symposium was to foster communication among diverse communities of research and practice that have used the theory of contextual integrity as a framework to reason about, design and evaluate, craft regulation for, and generate formal logics for privacy. After the success of a half-day meeting in Fall 2017, Symposium organizers were excited to follow up with a more comprehensive event to foster discussion across a broader spectrum of disciplines. More info >

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