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Join Dr. Sudheendra Hangal on Tuesday, 8 Sep at 7 PM
Office of PR & Communications8 September, 2020 | 0.5 min read
For the first time in human history, billions of people have the ability to collect detailed life-logs — records of where they went, who they met, what they wrote, etc. — thanks to digital technologies such as e-mail, mobile phones and social media. The history of humanity is being recorded at a grander scale than ever before. However, so far, this data has remained largely out of reach of the individuals who create it; indeed it has been used more by marketers and spooks than by consumers themselves.
In this lecture, we’ll think about ways for us to use our data for our own benefit, imagine new applications and examine the far-reaching impact this phenomenon may have on our minds and on our societies in the future.
Dr. Sudheendra Hangal
Professor of the Practice in Computer Science,
Co-Director, Trivedi Centre for Political Data,
Ph.D. Stanford University