Employment: AI Now – Postdoctoral Researchers, Nov 19

Employment: AI Now – Postdoctoral Researchers

Deadline: Applications due November 19, 2019

AI Now is hiring 1-2 postdoctoral researchers whose work resonates with the Institute’s mission. They are looking for applications across a range of interests and disciplines. This two-year position is an ideal opportunity for scholars engaging with the social implications of AI and related technologies, who want to be part of this growing research community.

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Workshop: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, July

Workshop: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, July

July 2019
Mary Gates Hall Room TBD
Time TBD (based upon Doodle Poll)

Are you interested in learning more about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning but DON’T have a background in statistics, machine learning, data science? Those with no experience in these topics are welcome! You should consider taking part in this workshop!

Please fill out this Doodle Poll for availability

Events: Seattle University Albers Ethics Week, May 13-17

Event: Seattle University Albers Ethics Week, May 13-17

Albers Ethics Week is a unique annual program that hosts dozens of guest speakers from the greater Seattle-area business community for an intensive, week-long examination of ethical issues in business. Guests appear in classrooms across the Albers School curriculum, addressing ethical issues in areas such as accounting, finance, data analytics, marketing and human resource management. Continue reading

Event: Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality, May 14 & 16

Event: Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality

Dr. Marina Rustow
2019 Samuel & Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies
May 14 & 16, 2019, Kane Hall 220, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Marina Rustow (Princeton University), a MacArthur Fellow, will explain how new technologies, including crowdsourcing, facial recognition, and AI, have enabled her groundbreaking research on the medieval Islamic & Jewish world, spanning from northeastern Africa through the Middle East. Rustow will explain how documents from the “Cairo Geniza” — a trove of nearly 400,000 manuscript pages preserved in an Egyptian synagogue — have transformed historians’ understanding of life in this region in the medieval era. Continue reading

Conference: The International Society for the Study of Information 2019 Summit, June 2

The International Society for the Study of Information 2019 Summit

June 2 – June 6, 2019

The International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI) will be holding its 2019 Summit / Conference at U C Berkeley this coming summer — June 2-6 2019. You are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation or merely register to hear from the many notable speakers and participate in the various mini-conferences and workshops. Apply here. Continue reading

Events: Confronting Fake News and Misinformation mini-lecture series

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The Provost is hosting a mini-lecture series on Fake News & Misinformation. Speakers include iSchool faculty member Jevin West and adjunct faculty member Kate Starbird.

Muddied waters: Online disinformation during crisis events
April 18 | 5:00-6:15 | Bagley 131
Kate Starbird, Assistant Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Cleaning up our polluted information environments
April 24 | 5:00-6:15 | Gowen 301
Jevin West, Assistant Professor, Information School, University of Washington

The new global politics of weaponized AI propaganda
April 30 | 5:00-6:15 | HUB Lyceum
Berit Anderson, & Editor-in-Chief, Scout.ai, a media company covering the future of technology, its risks and rewards through investigative reporting, analysis, and science fiction

Events: DAMA Discount for the UW iSchool, 5/18


DAMA Puget Sound’s 2017 Spring Conference “AI + IoT Data Management Using Billions of Things” is on Thursday, May 18th from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, Bellevue, WA.

An exciting line-up of speakers will address a variety of topics applicable to AI + IoT.   The conference is an excellent opportunity to join information management professionals for a day of learning and networking.

Individual and Group Rates will be discounted until May 12th.  Student rate is $50 (email info@dama-ps.org for more information). Final registration will close on May 16th.

For more information, visit the DAMA Puget Sound website at http://dama-ps.org/event-2435805.   Hope to see you there!

The Data Management Association of Puget Sound (DAMA Puget Sound) is a community of information management professionals who are seeking to improve the standards of data management, share information and experiences, and establish professional networks.