Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture: ANTISOCIAL MEDIA – How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy, May 16

ANTISOCIAL MEDIA – How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy

Thursday May 16, 2019
Ethnic and Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave. NE
4:30-5:30 pm Lecture
5:30-6:30 pm Reception

If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Continue reading

Registration: CSE 490/590 T – Intelligent Machinery, Identity, and Ethics

Registration: CSE 490/590 T – Intelligent Machinery, Identity, and Ethics

CSE 490/590 T – Intelligent Machinery, Identity, and Ethics is a rich, interdisciplinary course on the past, present, and future of intelligence, both natural and artificial. The early lectures detail the history of computing, and the way it dovetails with the history of neuroscience, the industrial revolution, math and philosophy. The middle section will zoom out to consider the role of computing and intelligence in natural and evolutionary processes, as well as its role in redefining, augmenting, and sometimes harming individuals and society. ML Fairness and, more broadly AI ethics are part of this picture. In the final third, the course will explore some of the future implications of large-scale trends and emerging capabilities. Continue reading

Funding: UW Dempsey Startup Competition applications due 4/8

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The Dempsey Startup Competition (Dempsey Startup), organized by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, provides a real-world experience for student entrepreneurs, promoting student ideas and new venture creation to the entrepreneurial community. Participating in the Dempsey Startup gives students practice in the dynamics of venture creation by developing an idea, putting together a founding team, writing a business plan, and presenting to investors. In fact, many ideas that started as a class project turned into a start-up company through the competition process! Continue reading

Funding: Husky Seed Fund, Mar 12

Inclusive. Impactful. Inventive.

Applications close: March 12, 2019

Calling all UW students from all campuses!

Do you have an innovative idea that would enhance the UW student experience? The Husky Seed Fund has the resources to make your idea a reality! Created by students for students, The Husky Seed Fund provides up to $5,000 for you, or a small team, to pursue your passions and bring your projects to life. Continue reading