Ahlers Center for International Business Speaker Series: Anamitra Deb

Ahlers Center for International Business Speaker Series: Anamitra Deb

Date and Time

  • Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

$0

Details

Anamitra Deb, Senior Director of Beneficial Technology, Omidyar Network
Technology that Empowers”

Technology has been a tremendous force for good in society, whether to drive reach and accelerate inclusion or increase efficiency and the delivery of services to far-flung corners of the world. However, in the last few years, its role has come under increased scrutiny for straying from its promise. Today, there is ample evidence of unchecked big tech ‘harms’ - from disinformation online, to interference in elections, to bias and discrimination in algorithms, to violations of privacy and liberty. 

Mr. Deb will use examples from several countries and sectors to showcase how technology fulfills its promise to deliver benefits and empower users, and also highlight how philanthropy is partnering with different stakeholders to address some of the areas where firmer guardrails would help steward in fairer, better and more inclusive technology.  

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