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Cardinal Cushing Library, 400 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA

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The 11th Annual Dorothy Day Lecture, established by the Class of 1971, is proud to sponsor:

Kade Crockford, Director, Technology for Liberty Program, ACLU of Massachusetts

Power, Democracy, and Surveillance: “Artificial Intelligence” and the Future of Freedom

The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session and reception. Advance questions for Kade are encouraged. Please submit them with your registration.

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“Artificial intelligence” (AI) is swiftly being integrated by state and private actors into scientific, economic, social, cultural, and political arenas of life. While Silicon Valley billionaires promote AI as providing life-enhancing advances, AI simultaneously poses extraordinary threatsto a fair and just society, workers’ rights, and individual freedoms.  AI surveillance is stealthily becoming ubiquitous and normalized.

Kade Crockford, Director of the Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts, is a passionate and engaging speaker on issues at the intersection of technology and civil liberties. Kade led the ACLU of Massachusetts “Press Pause on Face Surveillance” campaign, which has thus far won the passage of a Massachusetts’ state law regulating police use of facial recognition, and eight municipal bans on government use of face surveillance technology, including in Massachusetts’ four largest cities.

Kade’s talk will shed light on the facts and fiction of AI – and why it’s urgent for us to understand the consequences for democracy when economic and political power is amassed by people and industries whose decisions put us on a path to a dystopian future. Become inspired by how ordinary people can fight back to balance the scales and use policy advocacy to protect our future liberties from the dark side of AI.

Sunday, April 28, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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  • Mary-Kathryn Harrity
  • Nathan Bishop

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