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David Gray Widder
David Gray Widder

Cornell Tech

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Ethical AI is About Power: More FAT* Algorithms, AI Openness, or ‘Objective’ Evidence Will Not Save Us

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David Gray Widder (he/him) studies how people creating “Artificial Intelligence” systems think about the downstream harms their systems make possible, and the wider cultural, political, and economic logics which shape these thoughts. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Digital Life Initiative at Cornell Tech, and earned his PhD from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He has previously conducted research at Intel Labs, Microsoft Research, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and published in FAccT, CHI, CSCW, and Big Data & Society. His research and activist work has been covered in Motherboard, MIT Technology Review, Wired, and Fortune. He was born in Tillamook, Oregon and raised in Berlin and Singapore. He maintains a conceptual-realist artistic practice, advocates against police terror and pervasive surveillance, and enjoys distance running.

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