The Promise and Peril of Algorithmic Living

Saturday, April 7, 2018
When: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Doheny Memorial Library

    Fake news, online-dating apps, and recommendation engines are just a few of the regular features of contemporary life built on algorithms—groups of instructions that determine processes and procedures, often beyond the realm of human monitoring. How much do algorithms influence what we buy, what we believe, and even whom we love? Philosophers, scientists, scholars, and writers will spend an afternoon together exploring the complex implications of the algorithms already embedded in our daily lives—and those yet to come.

    In conjunction with this event, the USC Libraries will mount an exhibition entitled For the Love of Big Brother, looking at propaganda and persuasion in the digital era.

    Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC Libraries.