Session type:


Presented by:

Cat Swetel

Senior Director of Engineering, Nubank

Session time:

29 Sep 09:45 10:45

Session duration:

60 minutes

About the session

Recently, governments and enterprises alike have adopted “responsible” research and innovation approaches, especially in emerging fields like AI or planetary defense.

These approaches emphasize inclusion, hearing from people affected by the innovation. Unfortunately, a critical first step is missing from many inclusion approaches: marginalized people must first name and understand their own lived experiences before being able to share those experiences with experts and innovators.

This talk explains why sharing lived experiences is a challenging practice. This talk also draws from a precedent set in data literacy to suggest a way of productively engaging in a dialogue about lived experience.

Finally, this talk will answer the question, “Why now?” by illustrating the importance of sharing lived experiences today at the dawn of the age of big data and artificial intelligence.

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