April 19, 2016

Big Data

The 4th Annual Weissberg Forum for Discourse in the Public Square focused on “Big Data”. In today's world, our reliance on technology has created a Big Data revolution that has transformed how we live, work, and think. Many questions arise, however, when it comes to the ethical issues related to privacy, confidentiality and identity, especially when personal data is so easily and readily collected, creating the ability to generate enormous amounts of power and wealth. The Weissberg Forum explored this conflict between utility and privacy from a variety of perspectives, including law, commerce, health, and national security.  

Charles Seife presented a keynote address entitled, "Information Battles: The Double-Edged Sword of Big Data".

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Through the generosity of Trustee Nina Weissberg, New York University has established the Weissberg Forum for Discourse in the Public Square at its Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center in Washington, D.C. The Center provides study away and internship experiences for NYU students, as well as rich academic and cocurricular programming. The Weissberg Forum is an annual signature event that brings together distinguished figures from government, industry, the professions, and the academy to discuss complex and timely issues from a variety of perspectives.

The Forum frames and conducts difficult dialogues that are informed, rigorous, and civil, the sort of conversation and debate that academic institutions are intended to promote. Previous Weissberg Forum events have addressed gender, immigration, and most recently, healthcare and the impact of the Affordable Care Act, which was explored by Kathleen Sebelius, Eric Cantor and Rep. Alma Adams and by healthcare professionals, including NYU faculty. 

Juliana Freire

Juliana Freire

Helen Nissenbaum

Helen Nissenbaum

Beth Simone Noveck

Beth Simone Noveck

Charles Seife - Keynote

Charles Seife

Prasanna Tambe - Panelist

Prasanna Tambe