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Sagan National Colloquium: Data in Our Lives

Speaking

Stuart Aitken

When

September 22 - September 22

Where

Ohio Wesleyan University

Modern technology gives us the ability to generate large amounts of data in ways that were not previously possible. Simultaneously, we now possess the computing power to organize and search this data efficiently.

Many fields are embracing this abundance of data to answer questions about ourselves and our society. However, there are also legitimate and growing concerns related to the inappropriate use of data. The collection of data has numerous privacy, legal, and ethical concerns. Data can also be misused, misunderstood, or badly analyzed, leading to incorrect conclusions.

The Fall 2016 Sagan National Colloquium will bring outstanding speakers to Ohio Wesleyan to address these and other aspects of the growing importance of data in our lives



https://www.owu.edu/about/offices-services/academic-affairs/programs/sagan-national-colloquium/2016-2017-sagan-national-colloquium/